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Friday, 27 February 2015

Not the first in Sussex, yet the first Red Admirals seen in my garden this year.

 There were two on this Daphne bhuola.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Widewater Nature Reserve, Shoreham Beach: Teal, Little Grebe, Black-headed Gulls, Little Egret, Mallard, Swan, Redshank

There was a good mix of birds today at Widewater: a Herring Gull above for example.
 And a Redshank and Little Egret.

Black-headed Gulls in transition from winter to summer plumage.
There was a Little Grebe above!
 A Little Grebe above, followed by a female Teal.
 Teal are such an attractive little duck.  It is a pity that they can be hunted in autumn and winter.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Bullfinch today

I hope that it sticks to ornamental cherry buds and leaves my fruit trees and bushes alone.  Anyway what a lovely bird to see in a domestic garden.

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