Thursday, February 11, 2016

More arty pictures

Second-summer Little Gull
Shoveler
Woodchat Shrike
Roe Deer
Redstart
Gannet
Whinchat

Monday, February 08, 2016

Buglife Bramblings

A 'few' photos of the party of six Bramblings feeding around the Buglife offices jsut outside Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough. They particularly liked the flowering Prunus flower bases.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Some arty pics

Wheatear
Black-tailed Godwit
Barn Owl
Magpie-lark
Razorbill
Swinhoe's Pheasant
Magpie
Yellow Wagtail
Puffin

Monday, January 25, 2016

Great White Egret, Yaxley, Cambs 24.1.16

I took a bit of a hike of about 6 miles over fairly rough muddy terrain (I'm whinging) yesterday from Frgohall Birdge at the end of Conquest Drove, Farcet Fen, to the Yaxley side of the railway crossing over the Yaxley Lode (a wide ditch, a bit like a river). I Could have saved myself a walk if I had come in from the Yaxley end... However, that would have meant I would not have seen a couple of Short-eared Owls, three Peregrines, 50 Corn Buntings, 150 Stock Doves, 1,000 plus Lapwings, Kingfisher, 250 Golden Plovers and so on.
When I first saw the bird through the arch of the railway bridge, it was fishing in the ditch, but had moved up onto the back with some Mute Swans by the time I took the dangerous crossing, dodging 100mph trains. I got too close and it flushed and flew over to land near the Trundle Mere hide of the Holme Fen/Great Fen complex.