Little Grebe 49. Mallard 45. Kestrel 57. 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. Linnet 51. 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. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 4 Reed Bunting 14:30. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Wintering species mainly consist of Snipe and Lapwing and the elusive Jack Snipe is regular in small numbers. Therefore, … Chillesford - A Mealy Redpoll was reported this morning. 16/10/20 - 0847 - Great Grey Shrike - RSPB Freiston Shore - still along fence line to E of concrete track opposite shrike field. ROSE-COLOURED STARLING. Magpie 46. Otter image by Lisa Burke. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Summer and Breeding species Woodcock, Grey Partridge, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Reed Bunting and Stonechat. Fieldfares and redwings feast on berries in the scrub. Little Grebe 49. 14:30. The wader species most likely to be encountered are Lapwings and Snipe. Otmoor rspb. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Whilst there I spent the majority of the time watching Common and Jack Snipe from the Family Hide. 3000 Golden Plover: Huge numbers filling the sky and wheeling in the sunshine - spectacular. The Snipe is larger than the similar-looking Woodcock and is a bird of grasslands and moorlands, rather than woodlands. HOOPOE. I spent a few hours at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley today. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Long-tailed Tit 47. Little Grebe 49. It would allow visitors to view much of the reserve from the comfort of their own car, ... 104 Jack Snipe. Little Grebe 49. Jackdaw 59. Mallard 45. All photos Courtesy of Graham Cox. Snow Buntings, Linnets and Twite are regular winter visitors to the green beach. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. ... RSPB Sandwell Valley is a fascinating mosaic of different habitats providing homes to a variety of wildlife. Little Ringed Plover 48. Jackdaw 59. The first returning Jack Snipe of the autumn at RSPB Sandwell, showing very well from the hide. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Little Egret 50. Also present today- … Lapwing 55. Magpie 46. It will fly low and rapidly drop down again, unlike snipe which zig-zags and then flies off high. Little Ringed Plover 48. 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. West of the Dykes, the Lesser Whitethroat showing characteristics of the Siberian blythi race showed well at Bempton Cliffs RSPB. Little Egret 50. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit were at Beddmanarch Bay (8 th) and a Whimbrel was at Red Wharf Bay (13 th). 14:30. HOOPOE. Stonechat 14:30. Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [flew into the Deep Pit and landed in a reedbed adjacent to the Causeway]. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Jackdaw 59. Long-tailed Tit 47. 45 Snipe 14:30. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Otmoor rspb from the bridleway June Bittern in flight. Little Ringed Plover 48. 2 Jack Snipe were seen on T he Range, South Stack (9 th), with 1 at RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th). Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Boyton - Drake Garganey again on the flash + 5 Pink-footed Geese still. Kestrel 57. 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 The feeding station is a swirl of activity with willow tits, bullfinches and more. The reserve often hosts Mediterranean and little gull too. RSPB Middleton lakes Morning visit, 5 Shelduck were seen, 3 on the hall lake and 2 on the north pit, 2 drake Pintail were also on the north pit. (© rspb-images.com) 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. 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? RSPB Bexley Local Group, Coach Trip to RSPB Minsmere - Sunday 23rd February, 2020. ... 104 Jack Snipe. Magpie 46. Kestrel 57. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Sandwich Tern on the scrape this morning. Long-tailed Tit 47. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 100 snipe and jack snipe gather. 2 Kestrel 14:30. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Little Egret 50. Lapwing 55. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Magpie 46. Mallard 45. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. I managed to get some nice shots and a little video (see here). Linnet 51. Birds of note in Oxon for 2020 RED-FOOTED FALCON. The views of these truly magnificent birds was amazing and many of the visitors, thought that this was really quite remarkable. Lapwing 55. Two Jack Snipe were again on Thornwick Pools, with a Short-eared Owl nearby at North Landing. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Little Grebe 49. Jackdaw 59. Show more Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs. Shingle Street - Firecrest & Black Redstart present this morning + Short-eared Owl. The bill is medium length (Short for a Snipe) and straight and the head is striped with brown and cream. Long-tailed Tit 47. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. 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. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. 39 Shoveler 14:30. RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [briefly on phase 2]. Snipe are brown, with an intricate pattern of black and gold bars, and a stripy brown and gold head. It was flying at the back of Greenaways dropping very rapidly and disappeared behind the hedge at the back. A Little Ringed Plover was the 15th wader species for the year and a Whooper Swan brought the month list to 94. Mallard 45. The bouncing is diagnostic behaviour of jack snipe on migration. Posted by Badger at 16:33. Otmoor: RSPB reserve 2 Marsh Harrier 14:30. Lapwing 55. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. 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. Kestrel 57. Mallard 45. 500 Lapwing: Estimate at least 500 - probably more. 30 Gadwall 14:30. It is a haven for many wetland bird species and is notable for almost annually hosting a rarity or two. 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. They have short, greyish-green legs and a very long, straight bill. Long-tailed Tit 47. Jack Snipe and Short-eared Owl video from Rainham Marshes RSPB, London - Jan & March 2016. 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. Little Ringed Plover 48. Hollesley - Drake Garganey on Hollesley Marsh RSPB. There were at least 7 Common Snipe on show, including 1 that fed in the grass in front of the hide. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Deben Estuary - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen from Stonner Point + Great Northern Diver off Methersgate. Little Ringed Plover 48. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe and 2 or 3 Redshank were around. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Lapwings manage to breed in most years and Snipe, Curlew and Redshank have done so in the past. I cannot fathom why the rspb don't tarmac the relatively short stretch of bridleway between the cattle pens and the turning to Noke. Monday, 2 March 2020. Over one hundred snipe spend the winter at Sandwell they are usually joined by the smaller Jack Snipe. Let us help you tell the two apart. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 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! Thrumpton - Great Grey Shrike [still present on the hedgerows east of the riverside chalets, 11:30 at least]. Linnet 51. Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and organised for group members and interested members of the local community. Minsmere - Jack Snipe on Island Mere. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Linnet 51. When we got to Elliot near Arbroath we added snipe and a lucky few also saw one jack snipe and heard a water rail. Golden Plover, Dunlin or Ruff may also appear at this time. Something to whet the appetite of all those intending to go on the group meeting this coming weekend. 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. Kestrel 57. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Little Egret 50. Orwell Estuary - Red-necked Grebe again off Stoke sailing club Freston this afternoon. Magpie 46. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. ... Bicester Wetlands: 104 Jack Snipe. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes mini) Theses birds like short grass where they are superbly camouflaged. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Jack Snipe and Water Rail can be found in the saltmarsh from late October. Little Egret 50. RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th) also held 75 Common Snipe, 200+ Lapwing and 15 Black-tailed Godwit (9 th). Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents the jack snipe. Jackdaw 59. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Otmoor rspb 25th October Probable Glossy Ibis on Otmoor at around 12:00. 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