Saturday, August 30, 2008


Digiscoped at Maxey Pits, Cambs, 30.8.08

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Turnstone nibbling a crab

This juvenile was scoffing this dead crab as the tide came in at Hunstanton, Norfolk, today (28.8.08). Digiscoped

Monday, August 25, 2008

Maxey chats

Whinchat (juvenile)


Both digiscoped, 25.8.08

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Shag, Gunwade Lake, Ferry Meadows, 19.8.08 (DSLR)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Double bill

Thanks to the skills of persistent local birdfinders Matt Webb and Brian Stone (respectively), I was able to tick Spoonbill at Ferry Meadows (5.8.08) and Crossbill at Southey Woods (6.8.08) for my PBC year list this week. This 'double bill' has brought my local year list to 180 – only the third time I have reached this total (the others being in 2003 and 2006) – and it's still only the first half of August!

Watch out, Steve Dudley, Brian and I are after your PBC year list record of 185 species!

ps for pics of the Spoonbill and Crossbills, see here or here or here

Sunday, August 03, 2008



On the beach

Two Turnstones (duller one ringed), two Ringed Plovers and four Dunlin (including the first juvenile I have seen this year) were feeding on the beach-like edge of the 'slurry' pit south of the Maxey Cut on Etton Road, yesterday (2.8.08).