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Saturday, October 23, 2010


One of at least 10 birds seen today amongst a flock of Chaffinches near Kate`s Bridge today.
Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
copyright John H.P.Saunders
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stonechats on the Nene Washes

This pair of Stonechats were on the Nene Washes yesterday giving extremely good views.

Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
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Friday, October 08, 2010

Rock Pipit, Ferry Meadows

Found by Matt Webb. One of at least two, possibly three birds frequenting the rocky NW shore of Gunwade Lake at Ferry Meadows this afternoon.

Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus

© Brian StoneDigiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77x20

Friday, October 01, 2010

Deformed Chaffinch II

This male Chaffinch clearly has a hugely swollen chest (it was even more apparent from the side but I could get a shot side on). The swelling could be due to one of several different reasons in the chest, but an internal tumor is a strong possibility. Strangely I had an even odder bird (see here) with a massively deformed head in March 2009. Is there something wrong with my Chaffinches?
© Steve Dudley

Sparrowhawk eats Woodpigeon

Liz and I watched this female Sparrowhawk tucking into this (live) Woodpigeon from our office window this morning. It eventually flew off with it without any difficulty. Strong lass!
© Steve Dudley