Sunday, 28 October 2012


Merlin at Broom
Adult male Merlin, Broom GP, 28th October 2012.  This bird is ringed on its right leg.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Stewartby Peregrines

Peregrines at Stewartby
The two regular Peregrines on the chimneys at Stewartby.  The male is the top bird. 27th October 2012.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Ring Ouzel

This bird has been in a Farley Hill, Luton garden yesterday and today. Photo by Giancarlo Dinghile

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Lodge Oct 21st 2012


Blue Tit

Coal Tit


Blue Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker


Greenfinch & Nuthatch

Black Swan

Morning Walk Around The Lodge 21-10-2012 with Steve Blain, heard a lot, saw a lot in flight, redwing, pied wagtails, redpole, jay's, chaffinch, greenfinch, reed buntings, linnets etc all on the move, heard the raven and got a very brief glimpse, finally got some pictures in the hide and a nice shot of the black swans in Woburn on the way home. Oh yes and we saw loads of Fungi

All in all a very pleasant morning.


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012


Merlin at Broom GP
Adult male Merlin at Broom GP, 15th October 2012.  He was sheltering from the wind behind this tussock of grass.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

BIGmig in pictures - The Pinnacle

The highlight of the BIGmig from The Pinnacle wasn't really the birds, it was the bacon sandwiches cooked by Martin on-site!  And if you're interested in what we saw, here's the list:
Song Thrush9
Pied Wagtail19
Black-headed Gull163
Lesser Black-backed Gull18
Common Gull6
Great Spotted Woodpecker2
Stock Dove3
Reed Bunting3
Meadow Pipit4
Wood Pigeon84
Mistle Thrush3
Canada Goose1
Great Black-backed Gull2

Friday, 12 October 2012


This weekends BIGmig - are you doing it?
This years BIGmig is taking place on Sunday 14th October.  Several sites will be manned across Beds, Northanks, Bucks, Cambs, and even in London!  Get involved.  Contact Steve Blain for more details (for contact details see the records page on Beds Bird Club website)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Ravens and Black-necked Grebe - MVCP

Martin Palmer's photos of the two Black-necked Grebes and one of the two Ravens at Stewartby Lake today.

MVCP - Ravens & Black-necked Grebes


A couple of photos of the two Balck-necked Grebes that were near the lagoon corner of Stewartby Lake today. Whilst Martin Palmer and I were watching the grebes Martin heard a Raven calling and two flew over us. I was very pleased to see, and (badly...) photograph, these as they were a site tick for me... The last site tick I had was Spoonbill in September 2011. Photos by Martin Green.

Friday, 5 October 2012


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