Saturday, December 12, 2009

Song Sparrow

A lone bird that posed nicely for me. The most common species around at this time of year were the feeding Am Robins, White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. I saw my first Song Sparrow in California in early July and conclude that it must be a different ssp to this bird on the East coast which looked paler and a tad bigger.

Grackle Swarm

From no where the sky filled with a swarm of Common Grackles and then they were gone. Also American Crow, American Goldfinch and Tufted Titmouse.

Friday, December 11, 2009

American Robins

Abundant birds compared with Jan/Feb.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Downy Woodpecker

I wish Lesser Spots were as easy to find as these little gems are in the US. Reminds me of a similar view I had of a male Lesser Spot in the shubs along the river here in Willington a full ten years back - alas no Canon camera and lens in them days though. Lesser Spots now absent from Willington and none seen anywhere this year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Not every day you get this close to a Red-throated Diver. At first I thought the bird looked sickly but it seems that it was just sleeping and soon woke up and fed on local Roach.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brown Jobbie

Not the best of photographs to say the least but a nice bird. Staines Moor, Surrey.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Another near miss for Beds

Diddington Pit, Paxton playing second fiddle to a Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cley Crake

How come a decent birds turn up in Beds on the rare day I chose to get out ?
Anyway, a very nice day out in Norfolk with Neil & Krystyna.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

T&T Parrots

Green-rumped Parrotlet, Orange-winged Parrot and Blue-headed Parrot.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Trincity Pools

Large-billed and Yellow-billed Terns

Aripo Savanna

Yellow-chinned Spinetail
Black-necked Stilts
Smooth-billed Ani
Watted jacana
Southern Lapwings
American Purple Gallinule
Red-breasted Blackbird
White-winged Swallows
White-headed Marsh Tyrant
Pied water-tyrant
Wilson's Snipe