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Monday, December 19, 2011

Yellowhammers, Farcet Fen

Just two birds feeding in a ploughed field containing 145+ Corn Buntings and 85+ Yellowhammers.

© Steve Dudley

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Goosander, Ferry Meadows

Found on Lynch Lake.

Goosander, female/immature with Black-headed and Common Gulls

© Brian Stone Canon EOS500D 70-300mm IS USM

Friday, November 18, 2011

Goldeneye (female) - Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
On Gunwade near sailing club.

White-Fronted Goose again at Ferry Meadows

© Roy Norris
Found today in same field and also observed SW corner of Gunwade.

European White-fronted Goose, Ferry Meadows

Record shot of a European White-fronted Goose found just west of the river along the Nene Valley Railway near Ferry Meadows yesterday by Malte Busch and relocated there this morning.

Scarce lone adult geese consorting with ferals are often written off as escapes but there have been no records of such birds in the summer and there can be little doubt this is wild bird. There has been an unusual influx of these geese into Britain over the past week or so and no doubt we will see more.

European White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons

© Brian StoneCanon EOS500D 70-300mm IS USM

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Spoonbill at the Nene Washes

This Spoonbill was present on the pool near Field 12 at the Nene Washes today and represents the first bird in this area since 2008 ( as far as I am aware).

Digiscoped `record` shot using Kowa TSN-883 x30 and Canon Powershot A640.
copyright J.H.P.Saunders
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wheatear at Maxey GP

Digiscoped using Kowa TSN-883 x30 and Canon Powershot A640
copyright J.H.P.Saunders
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This Wheatear was present at Maxey GP on the morning of the 19th and (as far as I am aware) is the first bird seen at this site on Autumn migration.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whinchat at Maxey GP

Digiscoped using Kowa TSN-883 x30 and Canon Powershot A640
copyright J.H.P.Saunders

`Record` shot of the Whinchat present at Maxey GP this morning.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Turtle Dove and Green Woodpecker, Farcet Fen

Gone are the days I used to get a dozen at a time in the garden here on Farcet Fen. This juvvy is the first of year for me here.

Green Woodpeckers are regular in the summer feasting on the many ant colonies we have around the fen including several in the garden.

© Steve Dudley |

Friday, August 05, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Little Gull - Ferry Meadows

Ⓒ Roy Norris

Well spotted by Mike Weedon by the mound (North end of Gunwade Lake).

Monday, May 30, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fledgling Tree Sparrow

Juvvy Tree Sparrow, Farcet Fen. At least three first broods of Tree Sparrows in the garden in recent days. More photos here.

© Steve Dudley | Canon 7D | EF 400 F5.6

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Warblers - Ferry Meadows

Reed Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Ⓒ Roy Norris
Both observed at Ferry Meadows today