Birding in Geneva : Marais de Sionnet 15.11.16

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Once again Marais de Sionnet did not fail. Weather is getting cold, bringing the winter crisp light that I love so much. During our walk, my friend Martin and I had the chance to see many bird species. For example, we spotted a Cattle Egret gently starting its day on a bush, then taking off passing in front of us to land on top of one the 3 dead trees for the first rays of sun. Other great observations were a Western Water Rail and 4 Common Teals only 2 meters from us, a Common Snipe in flight, and at the end of our walk, a flock of 6 Northern Lapwings flying south.

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

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Common Magpie (Pica pica)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

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Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Teal (Anas crecca)
Common Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

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Great Tit (Parus major)
Great White Egret (Ardea alba)

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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Western Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Love Nature.
Jonathan