Sunday, 22 February 2015

Breeding early

These two seem to be breeding early at Wyboston.  A phone binned shot. 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Dunstable Sewage Works

Had an hour to spare this afternoon so popped into the sewage works to see what was about. It was all rather dull and grey but the now long staying Black-necked Grebe was still on site on number 3 along with 2 Little Grebes, there were plenty of Teal and some very handsome Gadwall. Other species seen on site today, Pochard, Mallard, Coot, Moorehen, Water Rail, Heron, Little Egret, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Shelduck, Cormorant, Black Headed Gull, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Wren, Great and Blue Tit, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush and last but not least a lovely Stonechat.

Potton back garden Lesser Redpoll - 0940 15/02/2015

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Water Pipit

Water Pipit, 100 Acre, Meadow Lane GP, 14th February 2015. Flighty!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Stockgrove Country Park 01-02-2015

I spent a very cold and blustery hour and a half at Stockgrove CP early this morning, no Mandarins on site this morning but a good showing of Nuthatch, Coal, Blue, Great Tits, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Jay, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Crow, Mallard and Moorhen.

I sat and watched this Jay hiding in a tree observing an industrious Nuthatch cache food in a hole in this Silver Birch tree. After a while it jumped in when the Nuthatch's back was turned and scoffed the lot, they are an extremely clever bird far too clever for the lovely Nuthatch!!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Raven, Sandy Heath

Overhead, taken with the old iPhone.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

River Lea Luton

Walking along the river through the northern suburbs of Luton in winter as part of the Duck Hunt revealed three Little Egrets again this year. Plenty of walkers around this area means the birds are familiar to humans and allow closer approach than may be normal elsewhere in the county. Three Kingfishers, a Water Rail and wintering Little Grebe again in Wardown Park added to my tally but no snipe sp this year though there have been a couple recently.


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