Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Chard Res. Nature Reserve, 06:00

1 Kingfisher
1 Shellduck - juv
7 Cormorant
1 GS Wood
2 Buzzard
32 GC Grebe
4 Shoveler
3 Tufted duck
3 LBB Gull
50+ Herring Gull
12 BH Gull

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Common Sandpipers, Chard Res


Brief visit - couple of very obliging Common Sandpipers next to the hide today.

Also 1 kingfisher, 9+ tufted duck, 1 shoveler, 2 heron, 1+ reed warbler plus all the usual suspects.

Monday, 25 July 2011

2nd Summer Glaucous Gull, Budleigh Salterton, Devon


A little further afield, the second summer Glaucous was showing very well on the beach at Budleigh - not another sole looking at it.

Yellowhammer, Chard Farm


Very obliging Yellowhammer - more interested in singing than in watching me sneak up on him.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Chard Res. Nature Reserve

1 x redshank
3 x kingfisher
6 long-tailed tits
2 x reed warbler
43 great-crested grebe
12 x Herring gull
2 x Lesser black-backed
2 x cormorant
2 x grey heron

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard

Early afternoon:

flock of 34 gold finches
1 garden warbler
3 buzzard
1 willow warbler
4 chiff chaff

Friday, 22 July 2011

TEST POSTING: Young Magpie Mitchell Gardens, Chard

One of two young birds on the green just as you turn into Mitchell Gardens this morning. Location map here.