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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Ferry Meadows

Found by Mike Weedon on the north shore of Gunwade Lake. The white outer tail feathers clearly mark this out as of scandinavian origin; likely in common with most of the birds that come through this area. This was the only acceptable shot from a batch taken in failing light towards the end of the day.

Scandinavian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus littoralis

© Canon Powershot SX10

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scaup, Ferry Meadows

Found yesterday by Mike Weedon. Feeding with Tufted Duck on the east side of Overton Lake this morning.

Scaup Aythya marila, female

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Water Rail, Ferry Meadows

One of the showy birds present recently on the reserve.

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gannet, Peterborough

What an astonishing stroke of luck! Chris Park had just texted me to say he had a juvenile Gannet flying over Ferry Meadows so I thought I'll take a look out of my office window to see if anything was passing and there was a 3rd calendar year Gannet flying straight towards me heading down Broadway towards Peterborough town centre! I quickly grabbed the compact camera and started firing away more in hope than anything else and this is the result. I hope the bird doesn't suffer too much from the wire it seems to have got entangled with.

Gannet Morus bassanus, 3rd cal year

© Brian Stone Canon Powershot A2100 IS

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Green Sandpiper - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Waders Scrape (East Hide)

Spotted Flycatcher - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Ferry Meadows - Along tributary into Overton Lake

Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Distant Observation over Heron Meadow 11-35am today - Marsh Harrier ?
NB: Expert colleagues have now advised that this was an Osprey.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pheasant - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Immature Cock Pheasant observed in tree near Waders Scrape