Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Arctic Terns, Ferry Meadows CP

At least seven on Overton Lake this lunchtime. More dropped in later...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jordan Day 3 Dana part 2

Dana viewpoint
Rock Martin
A beetle
The guys chillaxing
Dana faces
Tristram's Grackles, the Alpine Choughs of the dry hill country
Junipers growing out of the rock. This is prime breeding habitat for Syrian Serins, though we soaw none here
This side-saddle donkey rider had a flock of sheep/goats and a gang of angry dogs which saw me off...>

Little Gulls at Ferry Meadows CP

I found a couple of spectacular, fully hooded adult Little Gulls on my cycle home through FM last night (on OVerton Lake). They were insecting with a swarm of 30-40 Common Terns. One had a peculiar nip out of one of its wings as if it had narrowly escaped being munched by a predator. Note the raft like structure is a floating nest platform for Common terns and the birds in the background are Common Terns..

Yellow Wagtail at Ferry Meadows CP

Monday, April 20, 2015

Black-winged Stilts near Peterborough

Site withheld by the finders owing to potential breeding of a very rare bird. One bird was much browner (younger?). And both were different from three seen the previous day on the Nene Washes.

Spring Blackcap, Bedford Purlieus

Redstart, Ferry Meadows CP

First-winter Ring Ouzel, Castor Mill

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jordan Day 3 Dana part 1

Bonelli's Eagles
Crested Lark
Dana views
Little Owl of race lilith
Male Palestine Sunbird
Female Palestine Sunbird
White-spectacled Bulbul