Monday, January 16, 2017

Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Dogsthorpe Tip

I found this coffee-coloured 'beauty' on Friday. It is a species I failed to see locally during 2017, so very welcome. But it was so cold and windy! Mustn't grumble...

Friday, January 06, 2017

Crane family pass Cross Guns pumping station

Last tick of 2016

This first-winter Iceland Gull (found by Mr Gull, Josh Jones) was bird number 188 of my Peterborough area year list for 2016, my second highest total (after 189 in 2008).

Ross's Gull, from 10 years ago

Ross' Gull, from western Scotland, revisited, reprocessed from RAW and reposted

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Two roadside Buzzards

Tree Sparrows at Thorney Dyke, Cambs

Three of a flock of 15 at the east end of the road.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Marsh Harrier, Deeping High Bank

Pink-footed Geese over Deeping High Bank

Part of a group of 50 heading roughly east. Earlier, John Saunders and I had seen acoupe of other skeins of c250 and c150 over nearby Langtoft.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Modern farming practice

Two of several Rooks strung up as a form of modern witchcraft to scare away any potential corvid visitors. How is this legal in the UK in the 21st Century?

European White-fronted Geese at Baston & Langtoft pits, S Lincs

Common Scoters at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Slavonian Grebe, Crowland

This is just fourth time in 16 years I have seen Slavonian Grebe in the Peterborough area. It was found on the channel of the River Welland along what is known as the Deeping High Bank, not far from Crowland, Lincolnshire. In these shots it was a few hundred yards upstream of the bridge with the white water tower where Shaggy the Shag roosted a few months back. It wasn't particularly bothered by humans, but Great Crested Grebes made it very jittery.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Painted Dunnock

Siberian Accentor at Easington, East Yorkshire
The last two photos were from when it was raining heavily on Sunday and seeking shelter behind the skip between bouts of feeding on seed.