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Monday, March 31, 2008

Merlin at Nene Washes, 30.3.08

© Mike Weedon
This young male caught and ate a Snipe – a sign of the health of the breeding population...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ferry Meadows on 25th March

© Peter Beesley
Grey Wagtail

© Peter Beesley
Blackheaded Gull

© Peter Beesley
Mute Swan

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Common Scoters at Ferry Meadows

© Mike Weedon© Will Bowell
Three drakes and a duck on Overton Lake all day today. The site also attracted a Rock Pipit and 3 Goosanders today in rather grey conditions.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Black-necked Grebe at Deeping Lakes

© Will Bowell
Unfortunately this individual is showing no signs molting into breeding plumage but nevertheless it was a pleasant surprise for the finder. Deeping Lakes attracts this species most springs.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Nuthatch, Old Sulehay

Nuthatch Sitta europaea

© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x32

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Black-tailed Godwits, Nene Washes

These birds were in one of a few flocks rising from the washes yesterday (viewed from Throney Dyke), on 2.3.08. I have put coloured spots on each godwit (grouped in 50s), and reckon there are about 3,000 birds visible in this flock. Add together another couple of flocks, and I think you could comfortably reach 5,000...

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Reed Bunting, Elton

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

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