14:30. Lapwing 55. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Little Grebe 49. Lapwing 55. Winter brings bittern, water rail, common snipe and jack snipe. Jackdaw 59. Thrumpton - Great Grey Shrike [still present on the hedgerows east of the riverside chalets, 11:30 at least]. The bill is medium length (Short for a Snipe) and straight and the head is striped with brown and cream. Little Egret 50. The entire Birdwatch period was spent inside the hide overlooking the tidal estuary and everyone was rewarded with some incredible views of three of our rarer UK species; the marsh harrier, water rail and jack snipe. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Jackdaw 59. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. I cannot fathom why the rspb don't tarmac the relatively short stretch of bridleway between the cattle pens and the turning to Noke. Jack Snipe - 1 Lytchett Fields RSPB, 1 West Bexington Iceland Gull - 1 still in Portland Harbour area Black-throated Diver - 2 Portland Harbour off Billy Winters Great Northern Diver - 1 Portland Harbour Glossy Ibis - 1 Stanpit Marsh near car park Spoonbill - 25 Shipstal Point, Arne RSPB A stocky brown bird rockets up from just in front of your feet, but is it a Common Snipe, or its rarer relative Jack Snipe? The Snipe is larger than the similar-looking Woodcock and is a bird of grasslands and moorlands, rather than woodlands. Magpie 46. 30 Gadwall 14:30. The Jack Snipe is smaller than a Snipe with a shorter bill. The young ladies in the cafe had furnished me with a home-made sausage roll and a nice coffee to supplement my meagre toast and marmite breakfast, eaten at 06:30 prior to boarding the almost full coach for a 7:30 departure from Bexleyheath. Orwell Estuary - Red-necked Grebe again off Stoke sailing club Freston this afternoon. 15/10/20 - Yellow-browed Warbler - Gibraltar Point NNR - in East Dunes also Ring Ouzel, 4 Short-eared Owl, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Scaup, 2 Twite, Lapland Bunting & Great Northern Diver. Lapwings manage to breed in most years and Snipe, Curlew and Redshank have done so in the past. Little Ringed Plover 48. RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [briefly on phase 2]. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Kestrel 57. 45 Snipe 14:30. 4 Reed Bunting 14:30. ... RSPB Sandwell Valley is a fascinating mosaic of different habitats providing homes to a variety of wildlife. Therefore, … The views of these truly magnificent birds was amazing and many of the visitors, thought that this was really quite remarkable. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Long-tailed Tit 47. Magpie 46. Little Ringed Plover 48. I managed to get some nice shots and a little video (see here). Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [flew into the Deep Pit and landed in a reedbed adjacent to the Causeway]. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Jackdaw 59. HOOPOE. Kestrel 57. Show more Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs. Mallard 45. Snow Buntings, Linnets and Twite are regular winter visitors to the green beach. Something to whet the appetite of all those intending to go on the group meeting this coming weekend. 100 snipe and jack snipe gather. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Jackdaw 59. It would allow visitors to view much of the reserve from the comfort of their own car, ... 104 Jack Snipe. Minsmere - 6 Caspian Gull on the scrape this afternoon (2 x 1w, 2 x 2w & 2 x 3w) + Jack Snipe and 1st win drake Long-tailed Duck which then later flew out to sea. Little Egret 50. Mallard 45. 14:30. Monday, 2 March 2020. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. 16/10/20 - 0847 - Great Grey Shrike - RSPB Freiston Shore - still along fence line to E of concrete track opposite shrike field. It will fly low and rapidly drop down again, unlike snipe which zig-zags and then flies off high. HOOPOE. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Long-tailed Tit 47. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Birds of note in Oxon for 2020 RED-FOOTED FALCON. It is a haven for many wetland bird species and is notable for almost annually hosting a rarity or two. Kestrel 57. Long-tailed Tit 47. Lapwing 55. Magpie 46. The first returning Jack Snipe of the autumn at RSPB Sandwell, showing very well from the hide. Lapwing 55. Mallard 45. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Snipe are brown, with an intricate pattern of black and gold bars, and a stripy brown and gold head. Golden Plover, Dunlin or Ruff may also appear at this time. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes mini) Theses birds like short grass where they are superbly camouflaged. 2 Kestrel 14:30. There were at least 7 Common Snipe on show, including 1 that fed in the grass in front of the hide. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Little Grebe 49. Linnet 51. Little Egret 50. Birds of note in Oxon for 2020 RED-FOOTED FALCON. Sandwich Tern on the scrape this morning. Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and organised for group members and interested members of the local community. 3000 Golden Plover: Huge numbers filling the sky and wheeling in the sunshine - spectacular. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Long-tailed Tit 47. Little Ringed Plover 48. 500 Lapwing: Estimate at least 500 - probably more. Otmoor rspb 3rd November 1 Glossy Ibis - over 1st screen (4.24), 1 Merlin - female type on hedge next to track towards second screen, 2 Swallows, 2 Bittern (Greenaways), 2 Stonechat ... 104 Jack Snipe. We picked up purple sandpiper and curlew at Arbroath harbour and after a brief stop at Boghead farm to look for corn buntings (didn't see any) we went to the SWT Centre at Montrose for lunch and a warm up. Also seen were 1 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Goosander, 3 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank and 2 Mistle Thrush. ROSE-COLOURED STARLING. Little Egret 50. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Otmoor rspb from the bridleway June Bittern in flight. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. It was flying at the back of Greenaways dropping very rapidly and disappeared behind the hedge at the back. It is also a secretive bird and when approached it tends to crouch down, relying on its camouflaged plumage, only flying at the last minute. This 272 acre nature reserve is managed by the RSPB, it consists of a large freshwater lagoon, reedbed and saline lagoon with some grassland and scrub. Summer and Breeding species Woodcock, Grey Partridge, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Reed Bunting and Stonechat. The bouncing is diagnostic behaviour of jack snipe on migration. Otmoor rspb 25th October Probable Glossy Ibis on Otmoor at around 12:00. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. They have short, greyish-green legs and a very long, straight bill. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Two Jack Snipe were again on Thornwick Pools, with a Short-eared Owl nearby at North Landing. Linnet 51. Over one hundred snipe spend the winter at Sandwell they are usually joined by the smaller Jack Snipe. Otmoor: RSPB reserve 2 Marsh Harrier 14:30. RSPB Bexley Local Group, Coach Trip to RSPB Minsmere - Sunday 23rd February, 2020. Otter image by Lisa Burke. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Little Grebe 49. Otmoor rspb. Mallard 45. Little Ringed Plover 48. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Also present today- … Chillesford - A Mealy Redpoll was reported this morning. Magpie 46. I spent a few hours at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley today. Stonechat 14:30. Deben Estuary - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen from Stonner Point + Great Northern Diver off Methersgate. (© rspb-images.com) Fieldfares and redwings feast on berries in the scrub. Steve Akers Boyton - Drake Garganey again on the flash + 5 Pink-footed Geese still. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Magpie 46. How to identify a Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus): The Jack Snipe has a blackish-purple back with long, broad cream stripes, it's underside is white and it's breast is streaked brown. A Little Ringed Plover was the 15th wader species for the year and a Whooper Swan brought the month list to 94. Whilst there I spent the majority of the time watching Common and Jack Snipe from the Family Hide. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Mallard 45. Minsmere - Jack Snipe on Island Mere. 2 Jack Snipe were seen on T he Range, South Stack (9 th), with 1 at RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th). Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents the jack snipe. 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe and 2 or 3 Redshank were around. Wintering species mainly consist of Snipe and Lapwing and the elusive Jack Snipe is regular in small numbers. All photos Courtesy of Graham Cox. Kestrel 57. Posted by Badger at 16:33. Little Egret 50. Jackdaw 59. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Linnet 51. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Little Grebe 49. A fantastic Jack snipe showing well in front of the Strumpshaw Fen Reception Hide right now, the video also shows why it should really be called Bob! Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 39 Shoveler 14:30. Let us help you tell the two apart. Little Grebe 49. Kestrel 57. West of the Dykes, the Lesser Whitethroat showing characteristics of the Siberian blythi race showed well at Bempton Cliffs RSPB. When we got to Elliot near Arbroath we added snipe and a lucky few also saw one jack snipe and heard a water rail. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Lapwing 55. Shingle Street - Firecrest & Black Redstart present this morning + Short-eared Owl. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. The reserve often hosts Mediterranean and little gull too. Jack Snipe and Water Rail can be found in the saltmarsh from late October. Linnet 51. Little Ringed Plover 48. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Long-tailed Tit 47. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit were at Beddmanarch Bay (8 th) and a Whimbrel was at Red Wharf Bay (13 th). Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th) also held 75 Common Snipe, 200+ Lapwing and 15 Black-tailed Godwit (9 th). The wader species most likely to be encountered are Lapwings and Snipe. Hollesley - Drake Garganey on Hollesley Marsh RSPB. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. ... Bicester Wetlands: 104 Jack Snipe. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. The feeding station is a swirl of activity with willow tits, bullfinches and more. 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