Monday, 31 December 2007

Mealy Redpoll video

Mealy Redpoll, Greenfield, 31st December 2007 by Steve Blain

Mealy Redpolls

A slightly better go at the Mealy Redpolls today. Above is the better marked of the two birds and below is the less well marked bird. Greenfield, 31st December 2007 by Steve Blain.

Mealy Redpoll

Unfortunately the only shot I got of the Mealy Redpolls at Greenfield near Flitwick, 30th December 2007 by Steve Blain.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Friday, 28 December 2007

Birds 28th Dec 07

900 Lapwings were present at Willington GP today together with a few Golden Plovers.

I counted 102 Mute Swans at Willington with 92 on the first Octagon Farm pool !

A pair of Mandarin ducks at Swiss Gardens.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Caspian Gull

First-winter Caspian Gull, Brogborough Lake, 24th December 2007 by Steve Blain. This is probably the first Caspo in the brick pits for about four weeks, found by, the ever consistent, Neil Wright.


Three White-fronted Geese, Harrold and Odell CP, 24th December 2007 by Steve Blain.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Jack Snipe Octagon Farm

This shot was hand held without scope using flash.

Jack Snipe Octagon Farm

Nice drops of dew on the bird's head.

Jack Snipe 22 December Octagon Farm

Not a bad effort for an old point and shoot compact camera. Mind you, anyone can get a good shot of a Jack Snipe - the trick is seeing them before they fly - only my second time ever I've managed this.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Saturday, 17 November 2007

More Caspian Gulls

A second-winter (top) and a first-winter Caspian Gull in the Brogborough lake roost this evening. 17th November 2007 by Steve Blain. Both probably different from recent similar aged birds.

Caspian Gull

Brogborough 15/11/07 Moulting in to 2nd winter plumage

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Bewicks Swans

Five of the seven Bewicks Swans on the main lake at Broom GP today, 14th November 2007 by Steve Blain.


Goosander, Distant female at Brogborough late this afternoon.

Monday, 12 November 2007

More Tree Sparrows

This is one of several Tree Sparrows Steve Heath has found near Southill. It's great to think they are still hanging on in 'middle' Bedfordshire.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

MVCP Saturday 10 November

Two Goldeneye on Stewartby Lake, and two Stonechats by the MVCP access track near the Visitor's Centre carpark on Saturday 10th November 2007 (thanks to Steve B for the text). Photos by Martin Green.

Tree Sparrows

Two of the 15+ Tree Sparrows currently at Castle Farm, Tingrith. 11th November 20007 by Steve Blain.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting, Rookery South ClP, 8th November 2007 by Steve Blain. Found by Steve Northwood, this is the first twitchable "Snob" since one in 1987 at Blows Downs!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Visible Migration over Sandy Pinnacle

Wood Pigeons - typical and close views, guess how many in the flock ?
Fieldfares at medium range.
Over 100,000 birds have now been logged this autumn by four observers at three locations in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Highlights have been a Hen Harrier, several Merlins, a Gannet, a Woodlark and scores of Wood Pigeons, thrushes and finches.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Black-throated Diver's mini-break at Stewartby Lake

A couple of dodgy record-shots of the Black-throated Diver's brief trip to Stewartby Lake on 27th October 2007 , just long enough to give me a new "self-found" bird for the lake, as well as a great addition to my "cappuccino-list" of birds seen from the visitor's centre cafe which it flew past on the way to the main lake .. :-) photos by Martin Green.


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