Spent this afternoon at Venus pool (again!). The elusive Bittern was not sighted and we couldn’t find the water rail. Our bird list for the last two days at Venus was (sorry for not having all the bird numbers because there are to many bird flying around it’s hard to count them)…..
1 Nuthatch, 1 Tree Creeper, 2 Brambling,2 GS Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Robin, Black Bird, Wood Pigeon,Carrion Crow, Coot, Moorhen, Song Thrush, Mallard, 2 Buzzard, Shoveler, 50+ Lapwing, 12 Mute Swan, Oyster Catcher, Canada Geese , 2 GC Grebe, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Teal. and some unexpected visitors a Squirrel, a Stoat and 4 Rabbits.
I took these pics at Venus pool and I’m not sure what it is. When we first spotted it we thought it was a Marsh Tit or Willow Tit but after looking at the bird book it looked more like a Coal Tit. could someone please tell me what it is?
There I was sitting on the stone wall of my nan’s garden, camera in hand waiting for a photo opportunity. The crows and curlews flying from field to field with two buzzards over head. I was concentrating on a rabbit that was running up and down the edge of the field when I heard a bird calling. I turned around and a dunnock was perched on a bramble about 3 metres away. I got the camera and shot off about 30 images before, after about 2 minutes it was frightened off. A nice way to end the day with a close encounter of the bird kind.