Saturday, 14 January 2012

Ring-necked Parakeet

This Ring-necked Parakeet was around Beeston during late December 2011 in to January 2012.  Unfortunately it disappeared when the cold weather hit mid-Jan.  Thanks to Max Hill for passing on this photo of the bird taken by Graham Stock.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Shefford, 12th January 2012.  The lucky householders had this bird visiting their peanut feeder from 18th December 2011 until at least 30th January 2012.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Radwell White-fronts

I scanned the flock for about 45 mins before they flew in from the Viaduct pit area.

Extreme distance photography but you can see four of five of the six White-fronted Geese in this shot. The sixth was separate from this group and indeed flew in first from the back pits. The five here flew around for a few minutes before landing.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Two Great Northern Divers - Stewartby Lake


A short video clip of the two Great Northern Divers on Stewartby Lake. Taken using a Canon S95 compact camera attached to a Nikon ED50 (27x) scope via an adaptor. The birds were at a distance of about 500 yards and I was using approx 9x zoom on the camera.

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