Long-tailed Tit, Wimpole Estate, 26th February 2007, © John Miller.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
As well as feeding on Hawthorn, Guelder Rose, Cotoneaster and Privet berries these Waxwings have also been supplementing their fruit diet by flycatching.
Waxwings, Orwell, 19th February 2007, © Jack Harrison. Despite the poor light conditions Jack captured this handheld action shot using the image stabilising setting on his Canon PowerShot S3 IS. (JL).
Posted by CBC at 4:25 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Bohemian Waxwing, Orwell, 16th February 2007, © Jim Lawrence. One of eight Waxwings present today in Orwell village. At least five birds have apparently been present here for over a week! Hopefully they will stick around, the sun will come out, and this will be just the first of many far better images to come of these gorgeous birds... (JL).
Posted by CBC at 10:06 PM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
1st winter Caspian Gull?, Milton, 9th February 2007, © Dick Newell
This bird reminds me of this bird, that I struggled with, but, when opinions were asked, was passed as a Caspian Gull. The overall impression strongly supports Caspian Gull, as do the head and bill-shape and pale spindly legs. The bill is perhaps a little short and the scapulars are unusually dark, so it is possible that this bird contains other genes. (RGN)
Posted by CBC at 4:37 PM
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Song Thrush, Ouse Washes, 6th February 2007, © Garth Peacock. At this time of year many British breeding Song Thrushes move south and west to winter while winter visitors move in to the east of Britain from the low countries. Garth noted a slight difference in plumage on this bird that might well be attributed to a continental origin.
Posted by CBC at 10:37 AM
Monday, February 05, 2007
Adult female Caspian Gull, Milton, 5th February 2007, © Dick Newell
Although this bird has a rather small and bright bill, a very pale iris, and shortish thick legs, I think that it is a small female Caspian Gull. In support of this identification, the facial expression feels right, the bill is the right shape and the eye is small. The legs are pale pink and of the right tone. It has long wings which cross and P10 shows the classic pattern. (RGN)
Posted by CBC at 2:02 PM
Friday, February 02, 2007
Xanthochroic Male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cambs, Nov 2006, © Ben Green
This unsusual Woodpecker has been visiting Ben's garden since last autumn.
'Xanthochroism' is the term used to describe birds where yellow replaces the normal colour, in this case, red. (RGN)
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