Tag Archives: sedge warbler

Curlew Sandpiper

31 May

So yesterday I gone up Titchfield Haven and seen some birds but better than that there was this bloke with a wooden leg who I think was a pirate or something and all the woodpeckers were pecking at his leg and it kept getting shorter and he could only walk in circles and then he fell over and the pirate police caught him and he said “Well I’ll be stumped.” or something. I had a jacket potato with beans for lunch there.

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Common Tern

Common Tern

Black-Headed Gull Chicks

Black-Headed Gull Chicks

Avocet

Avocet

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Hitler's Gusset Butterfly

Hitler’s Gusset Butterfly

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Notalot

22 May

I just been up Farlington Marshes. I didn’t seen much but I did get a bit of sign spotting done, so that’s nice.

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Swift

Swift

Sedge warbler. Probably. I think. I mean, warblers are all basically the same. I thought it was a whitethroat to start with. Silly me.

Sedge warbler. Probably. I think. I mean, warblers are all basically the same. I thought it was a whitethroat to start with. Silly me.

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

Little egret

Little egret

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Greylag Geese

21 Sep

I’ll not lie; I’ve been a bit disheartened by birds lately. Most of them don’t let me seen them on account of selfishness. So when I gone up the Blashford Lakes this morning and seen these greylag geese, I decided to cross them off the list even though it is an awful photo.I think that might be a couple of lapwings in the front there and all. But the less said about them the better.

There were lots of old people in the hide there. I told them my really great greylag goose joke:

 Q. What did the greylag goose do when it was on Goose-Mastermind?

 A. Anser anser!

This is very much amusing because the science name for a greylag goose is anser anser which sounds similar to answer answer which is what you do to the questions on Mastermind. However, the old people did not laugh even though I explained it many times.

I should have told them that Goose-Mastermind would be presented by Cygnus Cygnusson because that sounds like Magnus Magnusson who used to present Mastermind when he wasn’t dead and cygnus cygnus is the science name for a whooper swan and swans are similar to goose. But it would have been a waste of my time on account of they were humourless.

Other things I seen were these robin, blue tit, coal tit, sedge warbler, great crested grebe and jay.

Probably A Sedge Warbler

24 Jul

I went to Farlington Marshes this evening. It was dead sunny and I think the sun burnt my neck. I didn’t like it.

Anyway, in the reed beds I seen this and I reckon it is a sedge warbler but I could be wrong I can’t even tell a pied wagtail from a white wagtail (HAHAHA! This is a very funny joke because a pied wagtail IS a white wagtail! You can laugh!).

Seriously though, I’m fairly certain it is a sedge warbler on account of the broad light stripe over the eye, but if you know better please let me know. Cheers.

I also seen this egret, greenfinch and ponce: