Sunday, 13 December 2009

Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve

songthrush Turdus philomelos
Looking south and west from West Mead hide
aged yellow brain fungus Tremella mesenterica
distant bewick's swan C. columbianus bewickii
a rare sight during term time - a Sparsholt birder
looking north from The Hanger
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve West Sussex. Highlights including seven bewick's swan C. columbianus bewickii at distance; a single fem. merlin Falco columbarius; sev. (up to 7) bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula; large numbers of teal Anas crecca, wigeon Anas penelope and smaller numbers of pintail Anas acuta. Wader spp. were conspicuous by their absence excepting lapwing Vanellus vanellus in large numbers.

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