Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Reed Buntings at King's Dyke

Marsh Harrier at King's Dyke

Otter at King's Dyke NR

Highlight by far of my first visit to the hide at King's Dyke Nature Reserve, was a young Otter which we were able to watch over a period of about 45 minutes. In this digiscoped shot, it was mid hunt in some dense Crassula. Eventually, its target prey was revealed, a gigantic eel, which you can just about see in one of these shots...
Highlight by far of my first visit to the hide at King's Dyke Nature Reserve, was a young Otter which we were able to watch over a period of about 45 minutes. In most of these shots, it was mid-hunt in some dense Crassula. Eventually, its target prey was revealed, a gigantic eel, which you can just about see in one of these shots...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Great Grey Shrike, Holme village, Cambs

Today, I managed to catch up with the shrike just outside Holme village, near the level crossing, and got a few digiscoped shots near the little abandoned building, plus one DSLR shot from the car (last photo here). I also popped up to the other part of Holme Fen where the 'Trundle Mere' Great Grey Shrike was also showing. I don't remember ever seeing two Great Greys in a day in the UK, and certainly not round here!
The village bird was pretty successful catching grub, including a large rove beetle (of the devil's coach horse type) and a small mammal which may have been a shrew or vole which it appeared to take to larder in a thorn bush...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

More Shag photos

Digiscoped Shag shots

Shag in Stamford

This juvenile Shag has been around for a few days at Hudd's Mill weir. I only heard about it last night, but it was still there this morning. Bird 185 for my 2013 Peterborough area list.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013