Hollesley - Drake Garganey on Hollesley Marsh RSPB. 100 snipe and jack snipe gather. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Jack Snipe and Water Rail can be found in the saltmarsh from late October. Mallard 45. 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. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Mallard 45. Otmoor rspb from the bridleway June Bittern in flight. Little Ringed Plover 48. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Something to whet the appetite of all those intending to go on the group meeting this coming weekend. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Linnet 51. Over one hundred snipe spend the winter at Sandwell they are usually joined by the smaller Jack Snipe. Boyton - Drake Garganey again on the flash + 5 Pink-footed Geese still. RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th) also held 75 Common Snipe, 200+ Lapwing and 15 Black-tailed Godwit (9 th). Lapwings manage to breed in most years and Snipe, Curlew and Redshank have done so in the past. Otmoor rspb. 500 Lapwing: Estimate at least 500 - probably more. Golden Plover, Dunlin or Ruff may also appear at this time. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. (© rspb-images.com) The bill is medium length (Short for a Snipe) and straight and the head is striped with brown and cream. Mallard 45. They have short, greyish-green legs and a very long, straight bill. Magpie 46. Linnet 51. Magpie 46. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Mallard 45. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Summer and Breeding species Woodcock, Grey Partridge, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Reed Bunting and Stonechat. It was flying at the back of Greenaways dropping very rapidly and disappeared behind the hedge at the back. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Kestrel 57. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. 45 Snipe 14:30. Otmoor rspb 25th October Probable Glossy Ibis on Otmoor at around 12:00. Snipe are brown, with an intricate pattern of black and gold bars, and a stripy brown and gold head. Lapwing 55. ... RSPB Sandwell Valley is a fascinating mosaic of different habitats providing homes to a variety of wildlife. 14:30. Little Egret 50. Two Jack Snipe were again on Thornwick Pools, with a Short-eared Owl nearby at North Landing. Netherfield Lagoons - Bittern [flew into the Deep Pit and landed in a reedbed adjacent to the Causeway]. Lapwing 55. A Little Ringed Plover was the 15th wader species for the year and a Whooper Swan brought the month list to 94. Show more Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs. Sandwich Tern on the scrape this morning. Little Grebe 49. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Kestrel 57. Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and organised for group members and interested members of the local community. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. 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. Kestrel 57. The bouncing is diagnostic behaviour of jack snipe on migration. Monday, 2 March 2020. Fieldfares and redwings feast on berries in the scrub. Otmoor: RSPB reserve 2 Marsh Harrier 14:30. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit were at Beddmanarch Bay (8 th) and a Whimbrel was at Red Wharf Bay (13 th). Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents the jack snipe. HOOPOE. Also present today- … 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. Jackdaw 59. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. 2 Kestrel 14:30. Lapwing 55. 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! Wintering species mainly consist of Snipe and Lapwing and the elusive Jack Snipe is regular in small numbers. Linnet 51. Let us help you tell the two apart. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Magpie 46. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Magpie 46. Little Grebe 49. The Snipe is larger than the similar-looking Woodcock and is a bird of grasslands and moorlands, rather than woodlands. Little Ringed Plover 48. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. Long-tailed Tit 47. Lapwing 55. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Little Egret 50. 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 Grebe 49. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. Little Egret 50. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. I managed to get some nice shots and a little video (see here). Jackdaw 59. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Kestrel 57. Steve Akers The wader species most likely to be encountered are Lapwings and Snipe. West of the Dykes, the Lesser Whitethroat showing characteristics of the Siberian blythi race showed well at Bempton Cliffs RSPB. Little Grebe 49. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. The feeding station is a swirl of activity with willow tits, bullfinches and more. Little Grebe 49. Little Egret 50. 30 Gadwall 14:30. ... 104 Jack Snipe. Kingfisher (S Atkinson) 56. 2 Jack Snipe were seen on T he Range, South Stack (9 th), with 1 at RSPB Cors Ddyga (9 th). Long-tailed Tit 47. 4 Reed Bunting 14:30. Stonechat 14:30. It would allow visitors to view much of the reserve from the comfort of their own car, ... 104 Jack Snipe. Jack Snipe (RSPB) 60. Jackdaw 59. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. 14:30. All photos Courtesy of Graham Cox. 3000 Golden Plover: Huge numbers filling the sky and wheeling in the sunshine - spectacular. 16/10/20 - 0847 - Great Grey Shrike - RSPB Freiston Shore - still along fence line to E of concrete track opposite shrike field. Little Ringed Plover 48. RSPB Bexley Local Group, Coach Trip to RSPB Minsmere - Sunday 23rd February, 2020. The reserve often hosts Mediterranean and little gull too. Jack Snipe and Short-eared Owl video from Rainham Marshes RSPB, London - Jan & March 2016. Minsmere - Jack Snipe on Island Mere. The first returning Jack Snipe of the autumn at RSPB Sandwell, showing very well from the hide. Also seen were 1 Pink-footed Goose, 6 Goosander, 3 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank and 2 Mistle Thrush. Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. When we got to Elliot near Arbroath we added snipe and a lucky few also saw one jack snipe and heard a water rail. Otter image by Lisa Burke. Jackdaw 59. Long-tailed Tit 47. It will fly low and rapidly drop down again, unlike snipe which zig-zags and then flies off high. Whilst there I spent the majority of the time watching Common and Jack Snipe from the Family Hide. Linnet 51. 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe and 2 or 3 Redshank were around. The Jack Snipe is smaller than a Snipe with a shorter bill. Chillesford - A Mealy Redpoll was reported this morning. Linnet 51. ROSE-COLOURED STARLING. Little Ringed Plover 48. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. Little Egret 50. Kestrel 57. 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. Magpie 46. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. I spent a few hours at RSPB Old Moor in Barnsley today. Mallard 45. Winter brings bittern, water rail, common snipe and jack snipe. ... Bicester Wetlands: 104 Jack Snipe. 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. The views of these truly magnificent birds was amazing and many of the visitors, thought that this was really quite remarkable. Deben Estuary - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen from Stonner Point + Great Northern Diver off Methersgate. Jackdaw 59. 39 Shoveler 14:30. Lapwing 55. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. 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. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (D Corfield)) 52. 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 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. Grimsbury Res:101 YL Gull. There were at least 7 Common Snipe on show, including 1 that fed in the grass in front of the hide. Long-tailed Tit 47. Posted by Badger at 16:33. Therefore, … Baulking Pit: 100 Little Owl Radley: 100 Lsr Redpoll. 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. It is a haven for many wetland bird species and is notable for almost annually hosting a rarity or two. Lesser Redpoll (D Corfield) 53. 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? Long-tailed Tit 47. HOOPOE. Orwell Estuary - Red-necked Grebe again off Stoke sailing club Freston this afternoon. Little Ringed Plover 48. Shingle Street - Firecrest & Black Redstart present this morning + Short-eared Owl. RSPB Langford Lowfields - Bittern [briefly on phase 2]. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. I cannot fathom why the rspb don't tarmac the relatively short stretch of bridleway between the cattle pens and the turning to Noke. Birds of note in Oxon for 2020 RED-FOOTED FALCON. Birds of note in Oxon for 2020 RED-FOOTED FALCON. 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. Jay (S Atkinson) 58. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes mini) Theses birds like short grass where they are superbly camouflaged. 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