Thursday 28 September 2023

Titchfield Canal

Thursday 28 September

Having returned home from the early morning walk for a coffee, I then set off to the car park at Titchfield Canal in the hope that one of the long-staying Glossy Ibis might be found.  Just an hour spent on the walk down to the end of the wooded avenue and back but no ibis to be seen.

Robin and Woodpigeon recorded the minute I set off and checking the water at the Bridge Street floods I found a number of Teal and Black-tailed Godwit but just the two Mallards. Black-headed and a lone Herring Gull were also noted.

Walking down the path I noted the a small number of Barn Swallows feeding over the meadow and in the bushes and trees to my right more Robins and a number of Chiffchaff.  A Little Egret departed down stream from the water whilst above me a couple of Carrion Crows.

Robin Erithacus rubecula

Once at the Posbrook Floods water mainly Teal but also a single Moorhen and a couple of Heron. A rather noisy Cetti's Warbler was calling from my right and then the first of a few Jackdaw before a Jay flew across the path. So on down through the trees and back adding both Wren and Blue Tits. A second Jay was seen and once back at first water I found a lone Egyptian Goose on the far bank.  A pair of Buzzards arrived at the far end and were on the receiving attention of a Carrion Crow before I found a Magpie back in the trees near the car park.

Birds seen:

Egyptian Goose, Mallard, Teal, Little Egret, Heron, Buzzard, Moorhen, Black-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Barn Swallow, Wren, Robin, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 

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