Thursday, November 29, 2007

Glaucous Gull

Juvenile Glaucous Gull, Cottenham, Long Drove, 29th November 2007, © Dick Newell
These have been scarce in recent winters.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Robin, Paxton Pits, 28th November 2007 © Garth Peacock
After an unproductive day, Garth went home with at least one photo worth keeping for the Christmas cards.

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit, Paxton Pits, 28th November 2007 © Garth Peacock

Monday, November 26, 2007

Caspian Gull

Adult Caspian Gull, Cottenham, Long Drove, 26th November 2007, © Dick Newell
A classic bird in all respects.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yellow-legged Gull

2CY Yellow-legged Gull, Long Drove, Cottenham, © Dick Newell
One of eight in the fields surrounding Landbeach tip. Apart from the yellow legs, clues include the long primary projection and moulted inner greater coverts.

Eastern Jackdaw

Eastern Jackdaw, Butt Lane, Milton, 24th November 2007, © Dick Newell
Although this picture does not do it justice, this was a particularly smart bird, with a very shiny face. Quite possibly, it is a returning bird from previous winters.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Robin, Peterborough, 22nd November 2007, © Peter Beesley
Good one for Christmas.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Juvenile Shag, Peterborough 17th November 2007 © Brian Stone

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bewick's and Whooper Swans

Bewick's and Whooper Swans, West of Littleport, 12th November 2007, © Simon Stirrup.

Song Thrush

Song Thrush, Girton, 10th November 2007 © Garth Peacock

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Green Woodpecker

St.Ives, 10th November 2007, © Nigel Sprowell
Nigel was very quick to snap this adult digging for worms in the early morning dew in his back garden.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Male Sparrowhawk, 10th November 2007, © Nigel Sprowell
The colder weather is bringing in lots more birds to our gardens, and with them come the predators. This fine male Sparrowhawk was eyeing up the bird feeders in Nigel's garden but went away hungry.

Grey Wagtail

Juvenile Grey Wagtail, Grafham Water, 10th November 2007, © Garth Peacock