Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Stonechat, Deeping High Bank

Kestrel, Deeping High Bank

Shag at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough

The Deeping Lakes Red-necked Grebe was bird number 185 for my Peterborough area (PBC area) list in 2017. The next day was very snowy (for these 'ere parts), and this Shag was found by Matt Webb at FMCP. Luckily I was able to refind it in the freezing wind and sleet/rain, and it came in close to feed on Gunwade Lake. I reckon it is a second-winter bird, rather than the usual juveniles we have locally. I guess 186 will probably the final total...