Wednesday, February 27, 2013

From the Archives... No. 28

Long-eared Owl, Star Pit LNR, Peterborough, 5 December 2005

Today, I added Long-eared Owl to my local year-list with two birds on the island ont he main lake at Deeping Lakes LWT. Luckily, these birds (presumably the same pair which were there last year), haven't completely abandoned the area despite the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust volunteers carrying out some extreme pruning a matter of yards from their spot on the island. These people are among the most misguided conservationists around these parts... Anyhow, the viewl was distant but good, not unlike this bird, but further away.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Barn Owl fly-past

Monochrome Short-eared Owl

Backlit Short-eared Owl at sunset, Baston Fen, Lincolnshire

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

This male was at the 'usual' site in Old Sulehay, this morning, another 'elite' year tick for my ever-growing list...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

From the Archive... No. 27

Hawfinch (digiscoped), Ferry Meadows CP, 1 January 2006

Monday, February 11, 2013

Little Egret, Deeping High Bank

Blue Tit at our nestbox

The pair of Blue Tits have been interested in the nestbox outside our kitchen window since January 18th.