Sunday morning was bright, cold, a few streaky clouds in the sky, but sun shining through. We were not quite up with the lark, but we got booted up and headed out for a brisk walk at one of our local patches where we often see Kingfishers and various other bird species. River Great Ouse running through farmland and along the bank top of one of the lodes that drain the fens, once around a fishing pond. Was expecting to see maybe a dozen bird species, but we counted all of these and maybe a couple more for which we didn’t get a positive identification, little brown jobs (LBJs), in other words.
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2020-11-23 UPDATE: Today’s outing was to the village of Fen Drayton to see the five Cattle Egrets that have settled there temporarily. We saw those birds and quite a few more besides, venturing only a little way into the RSPB bird reserve that is adjacent to the village. Today’s list:
Cattle Egret, Blackbird, Blackheaded Gull, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Coot Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldfinch Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Red Kite, Redwing, Robin, Rook, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon