Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Caspian Gull

1st Winter Caspian Gull, Grafham Water, 1st February 2019 © Ian Dawson
'– this classic first-winter bird performed superbly off the dam at Grafham on 1st February, terrorising a pack of Coots, one of which it successfully isolated before losing interest.' ID

Rough-legged Buzzard

Rough-legged Buzzard, Holme Fen 20th January 2019 © Ian Dawson

Scaup

Female Scaup (4th from right)
Male and Female Scaup, Grafham Water, 11th February 2019 © Ian Dawson
'...the female on 5th February was off the northwest end of the dam, then in Gaynes Cove by Plummer carpark on 11th, presumably the same bird; on the latter date there was also a male in the same Tufted Duck flock, though the two Scaup were not really associating.' ID

Green Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker, Little Paxton, 18th January 2019 © Ian Dawson

Stonechat

Male Stonechat, Hobson's Park, 21st January 2019 © Ian Dawson

Siskin

Male Siskin Grafham Water, 5th February 2019 © Ian Dawson

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, Site Undisclosed, 3rd February 2019 © Simon Stirrup

Red Kite

Red Kite, Stilton, 3rd February 2019 © Simon Stirrup

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, Site Undisclosed. January © Dawid Basaniak

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit, Hobson's Park, 3rd February 2019 © Simon Stirrup

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, Site undiclosed, 5th February 2019 © Dawid Banasiak

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk, March, 31st January 2019 © Derek Benton

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret, Ouse Washes RSPB, 26th January 2019 © Brendan Doe

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit, Ouse Washes RSPB, 26th January 2019 © Brendan Doe

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Great White Egret

Great White Egret (and friend), Needingworth Quarry Lakes, 28th January 2019 © David Ball

Monday, January 28, 2019

Common Crane

Common Crane, March, 28th January 2019 © Derek Benton
'Just to keep the Cambridge Bird site up to Date we had 22 cranes over the house today in March at 1.30pm 28/01/2019 all thermalling over the house. By the time I had got my camera they had split into a group of 5 and 17 picture and the birds were heading north.' DB

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl, Site Undisclosed, 27th January 2019 © David Spencer

Raven

Raven, Site Undisclosed, 27th January 2019 © Richard Patient.
'Site withheld as potentially nesting (a pair were present together).' RP

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit, Hobson's Park, 26th January 2019 © Matthew Mellor

Friday, January 25, 2019

Common Crane

Common Crane, Site undisclosed, 20th January 2019 © Simon Stirrup

Jay

Jay, Aldreth, 19th January 2018 © Simon Stirrup

Italian Sparrow


Italian Sparrow, Melbourn, 24th January 2019 © Steve Cooper

'After not being seen since June 2018 he was back on the feeders today here in Melbourn. Sorry about quality taken through the window !(Top Photo)
Also photo attached of Italian type Sparrow from Dec 2017 (Melbourn) for comparison with today's sighting as he has gone through moult but this hasn't changed his appearance as far as i can see. A DNA test on a similar bird in Devon has proved to be inconclusive as to it's parentage. (Botton Photo). SC