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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Eldernell

© Max Catterwell
This Great Spotted Woodpecker (a male, note the red patch on the back of the head) was one of three which have been chasing each other around Lord's Holt recently, drumming, and calling with excited chatters. Lord's Holt is the small alder wood beside the Nene Way and Morton's Leam (ie the main channel) to the west of the car-park at Eldernell.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Mealy Redpoll at Deeping Lakes LWT

© Mike Weedon
This male Mealy was found by Will Bowell on 20.1.06. It was in alders at the western end of the west pit (aka Phase 1), in the company of about 20 Goldfinches and at least two Lesser Redpolls (which are smaller and browner).

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Bewick's Swan on Deeping Highbank

© Trevor Williams
One of two adults and juvenile Bewick's Swan along the Highbank this afternoon. This is only just an annual visitor to the Deepings area, with Whoopers being regular but still rare; mainly along the Highbank.

Little Owl at Deeping Fen

© Trevor Williams
This cracking species can often be found on willow trees along Deeping Highbank or Fen in the winter.

Marsh Tit at Southey Woods

© Will Bowell

© Mike Weedon
The Crossbills failed to perform well today but Marsh Tits were one of the numerous species of birds coming to seed on the fence, in the car park during the morning gloom.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Crossbills at Southey Wood

© Brian Stone

© Mike Weedon

© Max Catterwell

© Eugene Flanz
Some the 14 or so Crossbills gathering near a puddle in the car-park. Numbers have been growing in the area over the past week or so. Perhaps even more will be present soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fieldfare at Padholme PS

© Brian Stone
This was among a mixed flock of Fieldfare, Redwing and Starling on one of the few sunny spells so far this year.