Monday, November 20, 2017

Baston Beaver

In reality, it is a confused Rabbit, swimming to get away from a Buzzard...

120 Pink-footed Geese over Deeping St Nicholas

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Colour-ringed Med Gull

I found this second-winter Mediterranean Gull at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough on 9th November. I could see it was colour-ringed, but couldn't read the ring properly and didn't have a camera. Luckily, today (14th), it was in exactly the same place, resting with Black-headed Gulls on the littel T-shaped pontoon dock outside the watersports centre on Gunwade Lake. And I had a camera! It looks like ASSH to me. Record submitted. I will keep you posted on the bird's provenance.
*POST SCRIPT: as you can see from the last picture above, the Med Gull was ringed in souther Sweden (on the Baltic side) in June 2006. Fascinating stuff.

Monday, November 06, 2017