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FLY FLATTS. My Species List

Great Northern Diver
Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Great White Egret
Heron
Whooper Swan
Bean Goose
Pink Footed Goose
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Pintail
Teal
Mallard
Shoveler
Tufted Duck
Ring Necked Duck
Scaup
Long Tailed Duck
Common Scoter
Goldeneye
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier, cream crown
Hen Harrier, male and female
Goshawk
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Kestrel
Merlin
Hobby
Peregrine
Osprey
Red Grouse
Red Legged Partridge
Grey Partridge
Pheasant
Oystercatcher
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Ruff
Jack Snipe
Snipe
Bar Tailed Godwit
Curlew
Redshank
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover   19 on the 22/05/2011
Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
Caspian Gull
Common Gull
Black Headed Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow Legged Herring Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Great Black Backed Gull
Kittiwake
Common Tern
Sandwich Tern
Rock Dove
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Cuckoo
Little Owl
Short Eared Owl
Barn Owl
Swift
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Skylark
Shorelark
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Dipper
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Black Redstart
Whinchat
Stonechat
Wheatear
Greenland Wheatear
Ring Ouzel
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Redwing
Mistle Thrush
Grasshopper Warbler
Willow Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Raven
Jay
Starling
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Siskin
Linnet
Twite
Redpoll
Snow Bunting
Reed Bunting


123 Species




3 comments:

Enrico Langfordino said...

Brian I don't believe you've seen all that lot so local! So many different species. There'l be more as it's getting cooler as we speak.

Enrico Langfordino said...


FLY FLATS

Fly Flats is just a passing phase
for nature to rest on journeys long,
just long enough for Brian's smile
to turn into a warbling song.

Northbound, East, South or West
On looking down Fly Flats is best
reflections on a mere quite small
a successful birding day recall.

With camera shouldered, lenses cleaned
Anticipating wing beat sound
as tired birds from sky to ground
finds 'Birding King' is truly crowned.

Until some raptor finds his prey
curtails birding for another day,
And Brian curses Eagle Bald
Feels disappointed, cheated, galled.

But he accepts that's nature's way
so trudges reluctantly away,
whilst into the sky a prayer is bourne
From Brian, for a more pleasing dawn............






Enrico Langfordino said...


THOUGHT I'D TRY A VERSE OR TWO BRIAN.
THE SCENARIO HAS MANY POSSIBILITIES.