Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Birding in the UK

I took a spin over the water to the UK to do some birding for about 10 days. They have a few birds(some which are common)over there that we don't have. Those been Green Woodpecker, Dartford Warbler, Marsh and Willow Tit, Corn Bunting and Nuthatch. So I decided to split my trip between England and Wales. I wasn't disappointed as the weather was great and the list of birds was amazing. Species of birds see were..........
Med Gull, Lesser and Greater Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Artic Skua, Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Puffin, Kitiwake, Fulmar, Guillemot, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet, Artic Tern, Sandwich Tern, Common Terns, Cormorant, Shag, Pied Wagtail and Grey Wagtails, Dipper, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon and Feral Pigeons, Starling, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Magpie, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Goldcrest, Spotted and Pied Flycatcher, Crossbill, Nightjar, Reed Bunting and Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Stonechat, Wheatear, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins and Sand Martins, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Bearded Tit, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Common Redstart, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Pheasant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Shelduck, Hooded Merganser, Goosander, Mute Swan, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Blacktailed Godwit, Curlew, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Stilt Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greylag and Canada Geese. Also, heard a Tawny Owl calling.
Distant shot of a Artic Skua

Med Gull

Gannet

Common Tern

Canada Geese

Yellowhammer

Corn Bunting

Marsh Tit

Swallow

Dipper

Not the best of shots of a Nuthatch

Crossbill

Crossbill making off with a pine cone

Pied Flycatcher

Common Redstart

Red Kite

Common Buzzard

Red Kite, Buzzard and Raven at Grigin Farm in Wales

Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker on a feeder in a RSPB Reserve.

Spotted Flycatcher

Great-crested Grede

Hooded Merganser

Linnet in Summer colours

Mistle Thrush

Whitethroat

Kittiwake

Manx Shearwater