Day out with the boys

February 18, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Today I have decided to try Zenfolio's blog....

Mark, Tim , my old friend Louis and I have been out to play.

Frampton Marsh was the destination and I have to report on a good day out:18/02/2012 10:35 to 16:53 Frampton Marshes (Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom) TF 36551 38363 Altitude: 55.
A little sunshine mostly dull & grey but strong NW winds
Louis was our chauffer, Tim sorted the Mega breakfasts at the Roman Cafe nr Grantham and Mark kept the daily log.

4 Fallow deer and at least 5 Hares en route.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), 2.
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus). 2
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo).
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), 1.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), 1.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), c.30.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus), c.30.
Bewick Swan (Cygnus columbianus), c.10.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser), c.50.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), c.50.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), c.2000.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), 27.
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope). 1000’s
Gadwall (Anas strepera). several
Common Teal (Anas crecca).
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), c.200.
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina), c.30.
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula).
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), 1 (1 adult male).
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), 2.
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), 1
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), 2.
Common Coot (Fulica atra).
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).
European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria), c.300.
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), 8.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), 9.
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), 7.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1.
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus), c.12.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina), c.12.
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), 8.
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus).
Stock Dove (Columba oenas), 2.
Barn Owl (Tyto alba), 1.
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), c.40.
Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis), 5.
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii).
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris).
Common Blackbird (Turdus merula).
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone).
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), c.20.
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), c.30.
Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina).
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus).
 

 


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