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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

2002 birds

List of species photographed during 2002:

Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, Bainton GP, 05.04.2002
Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, Orton BP, 01.10.2002
Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, Ferry Meadows CP, 23.02.2002
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, Ferry Meadows CP, 25.05.2002
Great White Egret, Egretta alba, Sawtry Roughs, 14.10.2002
Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia, Prior's Fen, 23.05.2002
Pink-footed Goose, Anser brachyrhynchus, RSPB Nene Washes, 16.04.2002
Brent Goose, Branta bernicla, RSPB Nene Washes, 09.04.2002
Green-winged Teal, Anas carolinensis, RSPB Nene Washes, 22.03.2002
Common Scoter, Melanitta nigra, Ferry Meadows CP, 31.07.2002
Merlin, Falco columbarius, RSPB Nene Washes, 22.03.2002
Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana, Ferry Meadows CP, 30.08.2002
Dotterel, Charadrius morinellus, Great Raveley, 25.04.2002
Golden Plover, Pluvialis apricaria, Hampton, 02.04.2002
Sanderling, Calidris alba, RSPB Nene Washes, 07.04.2002
Knot, Calidris canutus, Hampton North Lake, 22.01.2002
Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, Ferry Meadows CP, 31.07.2002
Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus, Prior's Fen, 06.10.2002
Snipe, Gallinago gallinago, Ferry Meadows CP, 08.10.2002
Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus, Ferry Meadows CP, 22.10.2002
Grey Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius, Fletton BP, 14.02.2002
Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus, Ferry Meadows CP, 05.08.2002
Guillemot, Uria aalge, Dog-in-a-Doublet, 24.09.2002
Green Woodpecker, Picus viridis, Ferry Meadows CP, 01.07.2002
Green Woodpecker, Picus viridis, Ferry Meadows CP, 12.07.2002
Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra, RSPB Nene Washes, 22.04.2002
Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra, Ferry Meadows CP, 08.09.2002
Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe, Prior's Fen, 08.09.2002
Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor, RSPB Nene Washes, 19.10.2002

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Night Heron at Lolham Fisheries

© Steve Dudley

"I first found this bird on 25 May 2001 when it flew over me on the Nene Washes RSPB reserve late in the evening. A week or so later, it was located by RSPB research staff on the reserve when it was seen to be colour ringed - a certain escape.

"On evening of 27 May 2002, I saw what was almost certainly the same bird flying over the RSPB reserve and dropping down into Bassenhally Pits.

"Then in September 2002, Bob Titman relocated what is thought to be the same bird at Lolham, well to the north-west of the washes."