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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Iceland Gulls at Dogsthorpe Tip

© Kevin Du Rose
The above two juvenile Iceland Gulls were photographed at Dogsthorpe Tip this month, with the top photo being taken on the 5th and the bottom photo on the 26th (still present on the 27th).

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Aythia hybrid at Deeping Lakes

© Kevin Du Rose
This returning drake Pochard X Tufted Duck hybrid, has been present at Deeping Lakes for the last two winters at least and superficially resembles a Scaup.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Green Woodpecker - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Male Green Woodpecker observed today - Heron Meadow FM

Wigeon Duck on Lynch Lake

© Roy Norris
Male and Female Wigeon resting up on Lynch Lake FM

Glaucous Gull, Dogsthorpe Tip

One of two first-winters present. A clearly smaller and lighter built bird than the one that has been around for a while. Viewed from the road by the BP garage.

© Brian StoneDigiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Red- breasted Mergansers at Deeping Highbank

© Kevin Du Rose
Male and female at the best site in the PBC area for them- this coastal species rarely visits anywhere else in the area.

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Little Egrets at Deeping Highbank

© Will Bowell© Kevin Du Rose
Four currently using ditches by Deeping Highbank.

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Male Stonechat at Eldernell in Jan. 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Goldeneye - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Not the best images of a pair of Goldeneye seen on the centre of Gunwade Lake today.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Black-necked Grebe, Orton BP

Still present today. This is favouring exactly the same part of the lake, just past the mound, as previous birds that have turned up here.

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Black-necked Grebe at Orton BP

© Will Bowell
An excellent find by Dave Bradley at one of the traditional sites in the area for this species.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dunnock at Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris

Little Egrets, Newborough Fen

One of four in a field along Willow Drove between Bull Bridge and the Decoy Wood on Newborough Fen.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Monday, January 14, 2008

Leucistic Egyptian Goose

Will found this odd bird hanging out with the Canada Geese near the Town Bridge on Friday, 11 January 2008.

Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus

© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Glaucous Gull at Tanholt GP

© Will Bowell
After an apparent absence of nearly a month, what appears to be Josh Jones' Glaucous Gull was relocated today at Tanholt again. It showed well for about half an hour around mid-day, on the new pit. With Iceland Gull being found and photographed by Kevin Du Rose yesterday at Dogsthorpe Tip, both white-wingers have made an early appearance this year.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

European White-fronted Geese near Deeping Lakes

© Will Bowell
Two adults and one juvenile.

Last winter four European White-fronted Geese wintered in the Deepings area, with the last being seen in early May. On the 29th December 2007, Malcolm Holley and Chris Lines had three White-fronted Geese over Maxey GP. Presumably the same birds were then relocated by John Saunders in the field to the east of the Deepings Lakes reserve yesterday. Perhaps the two adults are returning birds from last winter?

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Barn Owl, Serpentine BP

Surprisingly this is the first Barn Owl to be reported from this site.

Barn Owl Tyto alba

© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Teal Duck at Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
A pair of Teal amongst 20+ at Wader Scrape.

A Day of Multiples at Ferry Meadows

5 Snipe, 5 Teal, 1 Shoveler, all seen at Wader Scrape.

7 Grey Heron at Wader Scrape.

© Roy Norris
There were 7 Snipe altogether, but 2 are out of the picture.
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