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Thursday, January 22, 2009


©Peter Beesley
Female Goosander at Welland Bank

©Peter Beesley
Male Goosander at Welland Bank

Red-breasted Merganser

©Peter Beesley
Red-breasted Merganser at Welland Bank

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scaup, Ferry Meadows

© Mike Weedon
Moulting first-winter drake still present on Gunwade Lake (with Pochards), 21.1.09

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pink-footed Geese at Baston & Langtoft Pits

© Josh Jones

Four birds, which have been wintering in the Langtoft area since mid-December at least.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Whooper Swans at Ferry Meadows

Four of the five Whoopers that dropped into Ferry Meadows this morning. Firstly landing on Lynch Lake and then moving to Overton Lake.

I still have my doubts about the second from right above being a Bewick's
© Roy Norris

Thursday, January 08, 2009


©Peter Beesley
Female Kestrel at Southorpe, Peterborough

Gulls, Tanholt

first-winter argentatus-type Herring Gull

juvenile argentatus Herring Gull

adult Yellow-legged Gull

© Josh Jones
Plenty of gulls around at the moment, though currently a case of quality rather than quantity. Lots of these dark argentatus-type Herrings about this winter, presumably they have come from somewhere a bit further north than here.