Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Marsh Harrier




Female Marsh Harrier, brick pits, 23rd June 2013.  Certainly a female, but what age?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Kite sp.

Kite sp. The Lodge, 18th June 2013

A shame it didn't get any closer.  The tail looks to have a shallow fork, but how do you rule out a Red Kite.  I don't think you can on this.

Many thanks to James Clark for the image.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Juvenile Siskin

This juvenile Siskin (one of two) was in Sheila Brooke's Toddington garden, 14th June 2013.  Although it's tempting to suggest these birds have been bred locally, Siskins can move significant distances soon after fledging.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Had a great morning at the Lodge on Saturday managed to get up close to two very friendly photogenic young Ravens, who didn't seem at all bothered by my being so close. Anyway some more pictures for Beds Birds Raven lovers!




Sunday, 2 June 2013

Lovely morning at Dunstable Sewage works which is open to all Birders 08.00 to 12.00 on the 1st Sunday of every month. Bit short on water birds and waders as the Anglers were in when they shouldn't have been, but overall achieved 34 species seen this morning by me notably, Kingfisher, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Wren, Dunnock, Pied or White Wagtail which was hawking for food, I couldn't work out which so posted a photo so any help appreciated, Common Whitethroat and lots of very noisy Reed & Sedge Warblers, there seem to be loads more Warblers on site this year than last. The Water Rail was heard on many occasions but didn't appear, I also got a report from 3 very reliable sources that we had a Turtle Dove flyover but as usual I missed that one.







White Or Pied???








Saturday, 1 June 2013

Had a lovely morning at the Lodge Sandy today, plenty to see the Cuckoo was a bit flighty but still showed quite well, alas I couldn't find the Spotted Flycatchers but ran into some other beauties especially the Wren, they are all very vocal at the moment. I enclose a few photo's of the morning now I am back up and running with my Camera and lens after my recent disaster.











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