Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Kingfisher, Barway, 21st August 2017 © Wendy Flack
'After hearing a thump on the bedroom window I looked out and saw a pile of turquoise feathers on the ground.  Before the dogs or cats could investigate I picked this little unconscious bird up, kept him warm and safe for ten minutes until he came around.  He eventually sat up in my hand, opening and closing his beak and shaking his head a little.  He just sat quietly for perhaps ten minutes perched on my hand as I wandered around the house.  He decided it was time to return and quietly flew off into the trees surrounding the lake beside our house.  I watched him sit in the trees for a minute or so  bright turquoise in the branches and then off he went - possibly with a headache.' WF


Wheatear, Sutton North Fen, 20th August 2017 © Steve Cooper


Juvenile Greenshank, Colne Fen GPs, 20th August 2017 © Steve Cooper

Monday, August 21, 2017

Black Tern

Juvenile Black Tern, Grafham Water, 20th August 2017 © Matthew Mellor

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Kingfisher, Fowlmere RSPB, 19th August 2017 © Ian Harris

Friday, August 18, 2017


Sparrowhawk, Private garden St.Ives, 11th August 2017 © Nigel Sprowell

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB, 16th August 2017 © James Hanlon

Barnacle Goose

Barnacle Goose, Grafham Water, 16th August 2917 © James Hanlon

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Swallow, Paxton Pits, 15th August 2017 © Phil Smith

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Help for Farmland Birds

Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Farmland Birds, Waterbeach, 15th August 2017 © Josie Sutton
'I would like to submit some photos to be displayed on the Cambridgeshire Bird Club website. These photos of a yellow wagtail, linnet and grey wagtail were taken recently at Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum, Waterbeach. I work there and have frequently seen them on the site this summer. Previously, no one realised they were there. I would like to raise awareness of the endangered status of farmland birds through providing a source of information about it at the museum. If you have any information or advice about these birds I would be very grateful.' JS
If anyone would like to help, please e-mail me and I will pass on to Josie. ED

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Marsh Harrier

Juvenile Marsh Harrier, Ouse Washes RSPB, 30th July 2017 © Brendan Doe

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper, Wicken Fen, 10th August 2017 © Roger Cresswell

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Kingfisher, Fowlmere RSPB, 7th August 2017 © Gary Thornton


Kingfisher, Grafham Water, 11th August 2017 © Phil Smith


Sparrowhawk, Cambridge, 4th August 2017 © Mark Jackson
'This is one of a family of sparrowhawks, taken from my  garden in Cambridge. I think this is the female. Two fledglings are also around. The garden is always full of screaming.' MJ

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB, 1st August 2017 © Colin Brown

Green Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB, 1st August 2017 © Colin Brown

Little Egret

Little Egret, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB, 1st August 2017 © Colin Brown