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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Waxwings in Yaxley . Pictures taken in very poor light, but birds very obliging. Approximately 15 ft. away

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Waxwing at Langtoft

Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
copyright J.H.P.Saunders
This lone Waxwing was at Langtoft village today, seen perched in a cherry tree and also feeding on rowan berries.
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Monday, December 06, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Waxwings at Lynch Wood

Digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 X30
Copyright J.H.P.Saunders
One of 55 Waxwings seen today in the car park of the Bauer Media group in Lynch Wood, Peterborough.
These birds showed extremely well, sometimes down to 15-20 yards.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Gull on Gunwade SW end

Ⓒ Roy Norris
South West end of Gunwade - 25th Nov 2010
? Very high pitched crying call

Friday, November 12, 2010

Waxwing, Town Centre

Seen from an office window at the junction of Park Road, Church Walk and Broadway.

Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mobbed Sparrowhawk

Not great photography, but this sequence shows a male Sparrowhawk with "Underslung" Starling being mobbed by crows over Heron Meadow at Ferry Meadows

Ⓒ Roy Norris

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
copyright J.H.P.Saunders
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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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cattle Egret, Nene Washes

Cattle Egret with Lapwings © Steve Dudley

Third time lucky! I dipped this bird the other week when it was first found by Charlie Kitchen. I failed to locate it last night in a dusk vigil, but when Jonathan Taylor relocated it this morning with cattle around the reserve pool I was straight down there! A much needed PBC tick!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shag (Juv)

Island on Overton lake Ferry Meadows  Mac Bell

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cranes breed successfully

The first successful breeding of Cranes in Cambridgeshire in modern times. One chick has been raised on the Nene Washes. The birds shold be present for some months but they range widely.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010


Photographed in the garden 23/07/10 by M. Bell

Monday, July 19, 2010

Red Kite (Juveniles)

Ⓒ Roy Norris
Two juveniles located on dead tree just north of Alwalton village adjacent to Lock.