Monday, September 29, 2008

Glossy Ibis

Adult Glossy Ibis, Sutton Gault, 29th September 2008, © Jim Lawrence.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Swallow, Willingham, 26th September 2008 © Colin Brown

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Eurasian Spoonbills

Juvenile Eurasian Spoonbills, Grafham Lagoons, 21st September, © Tony Mills.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Redstart, Paxton Pits, 20th September 2008 © Jamie Wells

Friday, September 19, 2008

Honey Buzzard

Juvenile dark-phase Honey Buzzard, Fen Drayton, 18th September 2008, © Colin Brown
"A raptor shot out in front of us chased by a couple of crows. I managed some reflex shots, of which this is the best." - yes probably the best shot of a Honey Buzzard ever taken in Cambs.

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit, Ferry Meadows, 19th September 2008 © Peter Beesley

Adult Male Restart

Adult Male Redstart, Croydon Hill, 19th September 2008 © Jim Lawrence. This cracking male was one of four birds present this morning.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Juvenile Spoonbill, Grafham, 17th September 2008, © Jono Leadley

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Juvenile Spoonbill, Grafham Water, 17th September 2008 © Garth Peacock
One of two that have been inhabiting the lagoons for the past few days.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Turtle Dove

Juvenile Turtle Dove, Landbeach, 16th September 2008, © Dick Newell
This was a nice surprise on my driveway, one of two birds which I assume fledged locally and quite recently. Turtle doves turned up much later than usual in Landbeach this year.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yellow-legged Gull

Yellow-legged Gull, adult and 2CY, Smithy Fen, Cottenham, 12th September 2008, © Dick Newell
The adult bird, in active primary moult, demonstrates nicely the characteristic head-shape of many Yellow-legged Gulls. The 2CY bird has mostly second generation feathers apart from a few 3rd generation grey mantle feathers. Most 2CY Yellow-legged Gulls would have a lot more grey on the back by this date. This bird had a yellowish tinge to the legs, which is not always the case at this age.


Wheatear, Paxton Pits 12th September 2008 © Jamie Wells

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Little Owl

Juvenile Little Owl, Paxton Pits, 7th September 2008 © Jamie Wells

Arctic Skua

Adult pale-morph Arctic Skua, Foul Anchor, 7th September 2008 © Stuart Elsom
Only 15 minutes after the Honey Buzzard came two Skuas, the first was this excellent Arctic and the second was a juvenile Long-tailed Skua which, once identified, was watched through bins as I was shaking too much with excitement to take any photographs! - SE

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Juvenile Osprey, Milton CP, 6th September 2008 © Jonathon Heath

Baird's Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper, Paxton Pits, 6th September 2008 © Jamie Wells