Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Amwell Nature Reserve, Lee Valley

Steve Carter and I visited Amwell Nature Reserve in the search of Bittern where up to 2 birds had been showing well of late. Unfortunately the Bittern's did not make an appearance but many other interesting species did and are listed below;
Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Wigeon (c30), Gadwall, Teal (c60), Mallard, Pintail (2 drake), Shoveler Duck, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Red-crested Pochard (3 Duck), Pheasant (6), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Buzzard (3), Water Rail (1 calling), Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit (3 at feeders), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin (c20), Reed Bunting (2 at feeders).

                                      Amwell Nature Reserve looking towards White Hide.

                                          Reed Bunting.

                                          Long-tailed Tits.

                                          Coal Tit.

                                          Pheasant (hen).

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