Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Day Trip to East Anglia 05-01-15

I decided to partake a day trip to East Anglia with the aim of seeing as many species as possible. The sites I visted included Mayday Farm located in Thetford Forest near Elveden, Snettisham RSPB Nature Reserve, Hunstanton and Titchwell RSPB Nature Reserve with the following species observed.

Little Grebe (1 Snettisham, 3 Titchwell), Black-necked Grebe (1 Snettisham), Fulmar (1 Hunstanton cliffs), Great Cormorant (Snettisham, Titchwell), Little Egret (1 Titchwell), Grey Heron (Snettisham, Titchwell), Mute Swan (Snettisham, Titchwell), Pink-footed Goose (c800 Snettisham), Greylag Goose (Snettisham, Titchwell), Brent Goose (c100 dark-bellied, Titchwell), Egyptian Goose (2 Snettisham), Common Shelduck (Snettisham, Titchwell), Eurasian Wigeon (Snettisham, Titchwell), Gadwall (Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Teal (Snettisham, Titchwell), Mallard (Snettisham, Titchwell), Northern Pintail (2 pairs, Titchwell), Northern Shoveler (Snettisham, Titchwell), Red-crested Pochard (female, Titchwell), Common Pochard (Snettisham, Titchwell), Tufted Duck (Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Goldeneye (Snettisham, Titchwell), Red-breasted Merganser (pair at sea, Titchwell), Western Marsh Harrier (1 Snettisham, 1 Titchwell), Common Kestrel (Snettisham), Merlin (1 Snettisham, near Rotary Hide flying inland), Common Pheasant (Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Moorhen (Snettisham, Titchwell), Eurasian Coot (Snettisham, Titchwell), Eurasian Oystercatcher (Snettisham, Titchwell), Pied Avocet (13 Titchwell), Ringed Plover (1 Titchwell), Golden Plover (c200 Snettisham), Grey Plover (Snettisham, Titchwell), Northern Lapwing (c150 Snettisham, plus present Titchwell), Red Knot (c1000 Snettisham), Sanderling (Titchwell), Dunlin (Snettisham, Titchwell), Ruff (1 Titchwell), Common Snipe ( 3 Titchwell), Bar-tailed Godwit (Titchwell), Eurasian Curlew (Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Redshank (Snettisham, Titchwell), Ruddy Turnstone (Snettisham, Hunstanton,  Titchwell), Black-headed Gull (Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Gull (Snettisham, Titchwell), Herring Gull (Snettisham, Titchwell), Lesser Black-backed Gull (Snettisham), Great Black-backed Gull (Titchwell), Feral Rock Dove (Snettisham), Woodpigeon (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Skylark (2 Titchwell), Meadow Pipit (Titchwell), Pied Wagtail (1 Snettisham), Wren (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell, Dunnock (Snettisham), European Robin (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Common Blackbird (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Fieldfare (20 Snettisham), Song Thrush (Mayday Farm), Mistle Thrush (1 Mayday Farm), Goldcrest (Mayday Farm), Long-tailed Tit (Mayday Farm), Coal Tit (dozens Mayday Farm), Blue Tit (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Great Tit (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Eurasian Nuthatch (2 Mayday Farm), Common Treecreeper (Mayday Farm), Eurasian Jay (2 Mayday Farm), Common Magpie (Mayday Farm, Snettisham, Titchwell), Western Jackdaw (Titchwell), Rook (Titchwell), Carrion Crow (Mayday Farm), Common Starling (Titchwell), Common Chaffinch (Mayday Farm, Titchwell), European Greenfinch (Snettisham, Titchwell), European Goldfinch (6 Snettisham, Titchwell), Eurasian Bullfinch (10 Mayday Farm), Common Reed Bunting (3 Titchwell).

                                                       Bar-tailed Godwit at Titchwell.

                                          Eurasian Curlew feeding on the beach at Titchwell.

                                                           Grey Plover at Titchwell.

                                                      Black-headed Gull at Titchwell.

                                                Brent Goose (dark-bellied) at Titchwell.

                                                      Ruddy Turnstone at Hunstanton.

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