End of the year at RSPB Ouse Fen

We got wind of Bramblings and Smews in Needingworth, so took a 5-6 mile stroll around RSPB Ouse Fen (Needingworth side and across to the Ouse and back to the car park via the outskirts of Hanson) to see what we could see. No Bramblings nor any Smews.

But, quite a few other bird species evident approximately 42 and we heard (but didn’t see) Green Woodpecker, Wren, Robin, and Jay too.

Fairly common birds you can see in many places across the UK:
Rook
Blackbird
Starling
Mallard
Coot
Magpie
Mute Swan
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Stock Dove
Greylag Goose
Black-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Bullfinch
Meadow Pipit

Other birds found or near water:

Goldeneye
Black-tailed Godwit
Cormorant
Wigeon
Gadwall
Shelduck
Tufted Duck
Little Egret
Great White Egret
Grey Heron
Shoveler Duck
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Egyptian Goose
Lapwing
Reed Bunting

Cormorants, Shovelers, and Mallards

Raptors:
Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon, seems to be in a location I wouldn’t expected to have seen it over open countryside and water-filled lagoons.

Winter thrushes:
Redwing
Fieldfare

Black-tailed Godwit – White wing bars, far away from saltwater (so not Bar-tailed)
Flock of Lapwing, several thousand seen over the course of the day at RSPB Ouse Fen
Great White Egret coming into land

 

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