Anyway, here is the list of birds:
British Woodland Birds:
- Bullfinches, 4 (I love seeing the vibrant colours on these).
- Blue Tits, 6 (These are a common garden bird but still great to watch).
- Great Tits, 3 (Very similar to Blue Tits but bigger and they look more manly [That's what I think anyway]).
- Greenfinches, 2 (Quite big for a garden bird but not as big as pigeons, blackbirds etc).
- Long-Tailed Tits, 4 (These are one of my favourite birds).
- Robin, 2 (One of the most common and tame birds).
- Dunnocks, 2 (They are hard to differentiate from some other birds but are lovely to watch).
- Wrens, 2 (They are actually the smallest bird in England!)
- Great-Spotted Woodpecker (I have done a posts on these very recently, they must be common this time of year!)
Ducks, Geese and Waders:
- Mallards, 10 (These are probably the commonest duck in England).
- Common Sheldon, 25 (I don't see these very often but they have beautiful colours on them).
- Ruddy Sheldon, 5 (I have never seen one of these birds before. New Species: 1).
- Tufted Duck, (I see these most times I go to lakes and I mistake them for Goldeneyes a lot of the time!)
- Eider Duck, 12 (They make one of the best noises I have ever heard, ohh! New species)
- Hooded Merganser, 10 (They are beautiful birds and have a huge tuft on the top of their head. New species: 3).
- Bufflehead, 5 (New species: 4).
- Mandarin Duck, 5 (They are probably the most colourful bird that I have ever seen in my life. New species: 5).
- Black Swan, 1 (Seeing a Black Swan really messes with your mind, you expect it to be white, but it's black! What?! New Species: 6).
- Trumpeter Swan, 2 (They have another great call, they are aptly named as it is a sound exactly like a trumpet! New species: 7).
- Pink-Footed Goose, 2
- Greylag Goose, 5
- Bar-Headed Goose, 5
- Barnacle Goose, 7
- Ross' Goose, 20 (New species: 8).
- Red-Breasted Goose, 15 (New species: 9).
- Hawaiian Goose, 4 (New species: 10)
- Andean Goose, 1 (New species: 12)
- White-Headed Duck, 5 (Looked more like a Blue-Billed Duck to me! New species: 13)
- Pintails, 6 (New species: 14)
- Smew!!!! 6 (This is the bird I have always wanted to see. New species: 15)
- Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dad really liked these, they have a very quiet soft whistling call and they are quite a shy bird. New species: 16)
- Toulouse Goose, 2 (These were very inquisitive birds but they were huge! New species: 18)
- Avocets, 6
- Lapwings, 20
- Canada Goose, 10
- Heronry, had about 50-60 birds in it. (I have never seen one of these before).
- Ferruginous Ducks, 2 (New species: 19)
- Bronze Winged Duck, 3 (New species: 20)
- Goosander, 2
- Redshanks, 8
- European Cranes, 2 (We saw what was probably their courtship dance and I managed to record it! Watch out for a post soon. New species: 21)
- American Wood Duck, 2 (New species: 22)
It was a great place and here is the link to their website if you fancy a visit:
Hope you enjoyed,