So on New Year’s day, I had the chance to get out of the house. The weather was forecast to be beautiful sunshine with a cool breeze but thankfully no rain. I decided to go to Old Hall Marshes which was a random choice for me as I have only ever been there twice in my life. But the thing with birding on 1st Jan is that you can start a new year list – if you do one that is and every species is a good one.
|Old Hall Marshes RSPB reserve|
|View from Pennyhole Bottom (I know)|
|Not the best shot of a Rock Pipit|
|Looking towards Tollesbury|
Birds seen:Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Pintail, Goldeneye, Common Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Coot, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Common Snipe, Turnstone, Common Redshank, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Barn Owl, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Stonechat, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Starling, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting