Monday, 29 June 2009

F(l)ava beans

The name 'Channel' Wagtail is a colloquial term for what's thought to be a Blue-headed/Yellow Wagtail hybrid (flava x flavissima).

This fellow was in a bean field north of Eggington. The distant record shots have been magnified to allow closer scrutiny of the plumage. As for the post title - I chiant-imagine a worse pun ...



Friday, 26 June 2009

Latte Egret - MVCP

This Little Egret was fishing in the pond in front of the MVCP cafe. Found by Paul Wright, photographed by Martin Green - I was too distracted by a chocolate muffin to notice anything as inconspicuous as this land in front of me... :-)

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Yellow Wagtail

Female Yellow Wagtail, Quest Pit, 20th June 2009 by Steve Blain.

Gadwall family

Female Gadwall with part of its eight duckling brook, on wetland 3 at MVCP, 20th June 2009 by Steve Blain.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Quail



Now, photography doesn't get much better than this... This (nearly), very obliging bird was about 1.5 miles from my house, singing from the first place I stopped - north of Wyboston village. Fantastic!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Pale Collared Dove

Any ideas on this bird? I think it is the palest Collared Dove I have ever seen. Obviously not albino, but would those who know more than I do describe it as leucistic, or is it within normal ranges?


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