Category Archives: Somerset Levels

Marsh Harrier


Accipitriformes

Place: Swale National Nature Reserve near Shellness, Isle of Sheppey
Dates: 4 May 2015.




Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.


[Circus aeruginosus, Family Accipitridae, Order Accipitriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Western marsh harrier]

The sound of the marsh harrier (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the marsh harrier across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

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Somerset Levels Kingfisher


Coraciiformes

Place: Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.






Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.






[Alcedo atthis, Family Alcedinidae, Order Coraciiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kingfisher]

The sound of the kingfisher (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kingfisher across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

More British Goldfinches


Passeriformes #2

Place: Tongwynlais, Cardiff
Dates: 24 June 2016.



Place: Afon Mawddach near Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Dates: 19 January 2014.


Place: Eden Project, Cornwall
Dates: 25 April 2015.



Place: Cuckmere Haven, Sussex
Dates: 14 September 2016.


Place: Caerphilly Commons, Caerphilly
Dates: 6 May 2017.





Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.


[Carduelis carduelis, Family Fringillidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: European goldfinch]

The sound of the goldfinch (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Ruud van Beusekom)

Distribution of the goldfinch across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Blue Tit


Passeriformes #1

Place: Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion
Dates: 25 March 2016.





Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.


Place: St. Jeannet, Alpes-Maritimes , France
Dates: 22 May 2017.



[Cyanistes caeruleus, Family Paridae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Eurasian blue tit]

The sound of the blue tit (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the blue tit across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

More Kestrels


Falconiformes

Place: Taranto, Puglia, Italy
Dates: 11 June 2016.





Place: Riverside Countrypark, Gillingham, Kent
Dates: 4 July 2016.





Place: Shapwick Moor, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.


[Falco tinnunculus, Family Falconidae, Order Falconiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common kestrel]

The sound of the kestrel (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the kestrel across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Little Grebe


Podicipediformes

Place: Ham Wall, Somerset Levels
Dates: 11 October 2016.










Place: Cardiff Bay
Dates: 5 January 2017.



[Tachybaptus rufficollis, Family Podicipedidae, Order Podicipediformes, Wikipedia Entry: Little grebe]

The sound of the little grebe (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the little grebe across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Pochard


Anseriformes

Place: Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels
Dates: 10 March 2013.


[Aythya ferina, Family Anatidae, Order Anseriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common pochard]

The sound of the pochard (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Peter Boesman)

Distribution of the pochard across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).