Saturday, 6 July 2013

A good short days birding

This morning me and my dad decided to get up early to have a quick visit to RSPB St Aidans.

When we got there we walked down the path to get to were the black necked grebes were, on the way we saw many kestrels hovering over the fields which was fantastic to watch. When we got to were they were usually sighted they weren't there but on the lake there were many great crested grebes and tons of nesting black headed gulls, we decided to go round the reserve a bit more, while we were walking around the reserve we saw a pair of reed warblers flying about in the reeds and one of them showed very nicely anyway while we were watching them i noticed something out of the corner of my eye, I turned and it was a stunning Male marsh harrier! After about two mins of watching him he went down into the reeds to try catch something, he was down there for at least five mins, when he came up by the looks of it he had caught nothing after that he flew of back of over the marsh.

When we got to another little lake there was two common terns fishing on it and on the other side of it was two young little grebes. The terns were very entertaining they came quite close to us.
Common Tern
On the way back to the car we saw a few more kestrels and two buzzards, one of the kestrels was mobbing one of the buzzards also on the way back we saw quite a few sedge and reed warblers.
We knew at the reserve that there had been quite a few little owl sightings very recently so we went to ask in the Visitor centre if any of them had been sighted today and the man said that one had been sitting on some stone poles just in front of the visitor centre behind this massive metal thing, so we took a look and there was one sitting on one of the poles! What a way to end the day!
Little Owl

No comments:

Post a Comment