Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

Here's a selection of photos from a recent trip to Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve:

Here's the full list of what I saw:
  • Water Rail - superb views for photographs from Lancaster Hide
  • Brambling - only a brief glimpse at the visitor centre
  • Reed Bunting - great to see lots of them in the reed beds
  • Jay
  • Nuthatch
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Chaffinch
  • Bullfinch
  • Greenfinch
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Dunnock
  • Robin - loads of them being very aggressive with each other
  • Starling
  • Woodpigeon - a good few thousand in a single flock
  • Blackbird
  • Magpie
  • Carrion Crow
  • Teal - a good few hundred on the frozen water - never seen so many
  • Goosander - five or six males circling the water, landing and taking off again
  • Cormorant
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Mallard
  • Coot
  • Moorhen
  • Pheasant
  • Kestrel - over nearby field
  • 3 rats
  • 1 rabbit
  • 1 grey squirrel

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