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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blackcap ♀ - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Observed today on edge of footpath through wooded area, located on Southern edge of Gunwade lake at Ferry Meadows.
One of the few on "Staycation".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wheatear, Maxey GP

This rather bright male still at Maxey GP unfortunately has an injured left leg.

Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, male
© Brian Stone Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Glossy Ibis at Maxey pits, 11.10.09

© Mike Weedon
This bird, initially found on 8.10.09 by Leon Smith has been returning fairly regularly to the Etton Road pits for less than an hour in the mid-afternoon before heading off southwards.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yellow-browed Warbler at Deeping Lakes

© Kev Du Rose
A decent find for Kev Du Rose and Will Bowell this afternoon- a first for the old Deepings recording area.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Red-crested Pochard, Ferry Meadows

On Lynch Lake this morning with 36 Wigeon.

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina, first-winter male

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

Friday, October 02, 2009

Pintail, Ferry Meadows

Pintail Anas acuta

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

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Ferry Meadows, 1.10.09

© Mike Weedon
Yesterday's Rock Pipit spent most of this afternoon on the south shore of Gunwade Lake near the Watersports Café, giving great views as it fed on the shore in the sunshine.

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