I was hoping to have this list up a lot earlier today as it’s from 22nd of May however I was so busy doing the http://www.saverscene.com.au/finance/ (now closed as I move into gardening as a profession) updates for Australian best savings, credit cards and due to the fact many Aussies have to pay for bank accounts the best free bank account offers it took longer than expected as their saving interest rates are going the same way as the UK ones.
Now to birds thanks to the suggestion of Wes and the ease of getting to the WWT – Wildfowl & Wetland Trust in London Wetland Centre – see their twitter account here:
@WWTLondon I managed my best bird list for the UK this year, sadly I didn’t have my camera and my legs didn’t hold out for a long time, it was still great getting 28 different species at the WWT London and finishing it off with a kestrel at Luton airport for the longest list of the year so far!
2 new birds were on my list for life, and they were both cracking views, there was a pair of reed warblers nesting almost directly outside the Observatory which gave amazing views, they came right up to the reeds in front of the windows. The other new bird was the Little Greeb I had amazing views of it feeding in clear water under the bridge just before you get to the Wildside hide, Fantastic to see!
The bird list for May 22nd from WWT London Wetland Centre:
- Feral Pigeon
- Reed Warbler
- Mallard Duck – with young
- Coot – with chicks
- Carrion Crow
- Egyptian Geese
- Mute Swans
- Grey Heron
- Pied Wagtail
- Common Tern – new for the year
- Tufted Duck
- Black-headed Gull
- Great Tit
- Little Grebe
- Canada Geese – new for the year
- House Martin – new for the year
- Swift – new for the year
- Greylag Geese
1 more bird seen at Luton airport, hovering over the grass:
Fantastic day of birding, can’t wait until I can walk for longer times and see more, I would often get 40 to 50 species at Musselburgh east of Edinburgh.
Whilst looking for bird sightings as I’d thought I’d seen something that I’m used to up in Scotland but wasn’t sure, I came across this Open University site: http://www.ispot.org.uk/ fantastic service and great for finding if a bird has been seen in the area!
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