Tuesday, 8 April 2014


'Channel' Wagtail and three White Wagtails, Broom GP, 8th April 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Potton Sparrowhawk - 04/04/2014

Just finished reading the quick notes manual of my new camera, received earlier in the day, when I looked out of the patio window to try a few shots and saw this beauty sitting on our garden fence. Hope to improve technique with time after learning about RAW and other camera settings!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Great Northern Diver - Rookery

The long-staying Great Northern Diver photographed at Rookery North by Martin Palmer.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ruddy Duck

A bit of a rarity these days. This winter male Ruddy Duck was at Gypsy Lane West this lunchtime. 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Pink-foot number two

This bird was with the greylags by Harrold Bridge yesterday. The long-staying injured bird was still by the small lake in the park.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Day Out Flitwick Moore, Blows Down & Dunstable Sewage Works

Started out very early with my mate Mark on a quest to Flitwick Moore for the third time to try and get a decent picture of the Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. Unfortunately I failed in this mission once again even after giving it 4-5 hours on site, saw the little beggars again at the bottom end by the bridges but no pictures!!

We did however bump into Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Jackdaw, Buzzard, Blackbird, Dunnock, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Robin, loads of Wren & Treecreepers, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tit. We then moved on to Blows Down where Wheatear and Ring Ouzel were reported, we only managed to catch up with the Wheatear, I then moved on to DSW where I ran into Teal, Mallard, Pochard, Snipe on the main scrape along with 2 Water Rail, lets hope they are a pair?

Great day out around Beds and thanks to Mark for his company and patience as we didn't get the LSW on film, we did try very hard, perhaps next time we will be lucky.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Erythristic Chaffinch

A erythristic Chaffinch, Potton, 9th March 2013 - images by Colin Campbell and Sharolyn Parnham. Erythrism is where the red or chestnut pigment replaces other pigments and is a rare abnormality.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Siberian Chiffchaff song

The remaining Siberian Chiffchaff singing at Marston SW, 8th March 2014.  There is a Common Chiffchaff singing in the background too.

Friday, 7 March 2014

The Lodge. Sandy.

 Wednesday 5th March, took a stroll to the Hill Fort. Just a single Crossbill flew over and out of sight, but plenty of activity from the Ravens, Common Buzzard, and displaying Sparrowhawks. Also 2 Brimstones passed. 

Crossbill song

'Glip' Common Crossbill singing, The Lodge, 7th March 214


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