Saturday, 31 March 2012

Stone Curlew at Luton Airport

Mark Turvey found this fabulous bird on the evening of 31st March and managed a long distance photograph too.  The first in Bedfordshire since the Tempsford Aerodrome bird - maybe they like runways...

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Red Kite

I went to the Pegsdon hills to look for summer migrants (none found) but this kite flew straight at me.

Broom Little Gull

One of the four found by Matt Burgess this morning at Broom.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Black Red

Black Redstarts

One of two Black Redstarts at The Lodge, 23rd March 2012

Shock Bird!

This bird gave me a bit of a start today.  It flew up from the rape and past before I could ready my camera and 1st impressions might have suggested something other than Carrion Crow.  Interesting bird though!
Willington 23rd March.

Hybrid goose

Two shots of the hybrid goose at Willington GP, 23rd March 2012 by Martin Palmer.

Black Redstart

Another shot of the Lodge Black Redstart(s), 23rd March 2012, by Martin Palmer.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012


Part of the heronry at Radwell - three nests in this shot, each with a bird, and two birds in attendance.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Wintering Ring Ouzel

This Ring Ouzel has spent the winter around Dunstable.  It was first seen on 13th January on the edge of Kensworth Quarry, before being relocated in a Dunstable back garden by Sue Yannakopoulos on 8th and 9th February.  Sue commented:
"Snow was still on the ground those two days and he was obviously very hungry, he stayed most of the day and appeared next day from early morning until late afternoon.  We felt quite honoured to have had a visit."

This is only the second time a Ring Ouzel has wintered in Bedfordshire, after a bird spent almost two months around a Toddgton garden in 2011.

Many thanks to Sue for permission for us to use the photos above, and to the Ring Ouzel group for passing on Sue's original email.


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