Birding in Geneva : Marais de Sionnet 12.11.16

Another incredible morning at Marais de Sionnet. Magnificent morning light, many bird species and some really awesome sightings (including a very unusual hybrid Hooded Crow x Carrion Crow !). Marais de Sionnet never fails.

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Here is the list of the bird species I have seen this morning, by alphabetical order :

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

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Common Magpie (Pica pica)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
Common Teal (Anas crecca)
Common Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Great White Egret (Ardea alba)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

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Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Western Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) (heard only)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

oh and a Red fox :)

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I am looking forward to my next visit at Marais de Sionnet. I always feel so lucky to witness so many great birds throughout the beautiful change of seasons in such a stunning setting. If you want to join me for a morning walk, have a look at my dedicated day tour.

Love Nature.
Jonathan