Friday, 30 December 2016

Radipole Lake 30th December

Took a trip down to Radipole Lake today. Highlight of the day in finding a nice flock of 20+ Bearded Reedling feeding close along the Buddleia Loop trail this afternoon. Managed a few nice shots despite very foggy weather. The Reedlings put on a fantastic performance for about 20mins before moving deeper into the reedbed. Also nice views of 50+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Kingfisher & Cetti's Warbler along the trail. Back towards the visitor centre was some nice showy Teal and more Mediterranean Gulls.

A quick look at Lodmoor produced distant views of 2 Water Pipit, 15 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit from the east car park at Overcombe from the viewing gate. Another large flock of 30+ Mediterranean Gull and 10 Common Gull present on the marsh. A fantastic afternoons birding and great to be back in the UK after few weeks home in Ireland for Christmas with Family & friends.

Bearded Reedling

Med Gull

Med Gull


Med Gull Adult

Lapwing


Group of Med Gulls taking a bath

Male Teal

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