Friday, 20 February 2009

Another Day At Venus

Spent this afternoon at Venus pool (again!). The elusive Bittern was not sighted and we couldn't find the water rail. Our bird list for the last two days at Venus was (sorry for not having all the bird numbers because there are to many bird flying around it's hard to count them).....
1 Nuthatch, 1 Tree Creeper, 2 Brambling,2 GS Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Robin, Black Bird, Wood Pigeon,Carrion Crow, Coot, Moorhen, Song Thrush, Mallard, 2 Buzzard, Shoveler, 50+ Lapwing, 12 Mute Swan, Oyster Catcher, Canada Geese , 2 GC Grebe, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Teal. and some unexpected visitors a Squirrel, a Stoat and 4 Rabbits.


  1. Pictures are fantastic ash!! I love the one of the chaffinch just coming in to the feeder! thats the reason i like Venus so much! Great for begginers just starting out in birding and photography! I see the brambling showed for you today! Nearly the same pose as i got it!!
    Well done on some cracking photos ash!!

  2. Thanks Jack hoping to get to the kite farm in Wales today so I should get some good pics there.

  3. Great stuff Ashley. Well done.

  4. The Brambling and Tree Sparrow would both be lifers for me. Nice to see such an enthusiastic approach in one so young.