Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dung Wheatears

Plenty of bird activity with four Wheatear.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Paxton Pilgrimage

Wonderful birds.  This boy had two females in attendance although only now I think from viewing my images, that he has only one leg.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oodles of Ouzels

A late evening hike up the slopes at Pegsdon to enjoy nine Ring Ouzels feeding together as the sun went down.  Reminder to self - must upgrade digiscoping options!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wrong Camera

Had I realised how close this bird would be on Stewartby Lake, I would have taken my SLR but I resorted to another poor attempt at digiscoping in stead.


An especially confiding pair of Chiffchaff in Willington early this morning.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Ramblings

The first twtichable Great White Egret at Radwell, for Bedfordshire following sighting of what is likely to be the same bird at Brogborough seen on 1st January.   Yes, it's white and great for local birding, but somewhat surprising this species has taken so long to grace the county.

I've learnt a lot recently about Thayer's Gull.  What it is, what it might be and what the various scientific research has concluded over time.
Well whatever this turns out to be, it certainly looks like an Immature Thayer's Gull to me in comparison to images taken in Northa America but might end up being deemed a sub-species of Iceland Gull rather a full species - either way it will only matter to those that cherish an extra tick on their list.  In the meantime, an interesting bird I'm glad I saw.  Elsham, Lincolnshire.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Local Heron

The spring is looking promising for some local Heron photo opportunities.