Sunday, November 30, 2008

Glaucous Gull

Juvenile Glaucous Gull, Cottenham, Long Drove, 30th Nov 2008, © Dick Newell
This was an aggressive bird, not even having fear of a Grey Heron.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black-necked Grebe

Black-necked Grebe, Paxton Pits, 29th November 2008 © Jamie Wells
One of two showing despite the fog.


Male Stonechat, Paxton Pits, 29th November 2008 © Jamie Wells

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Redwing, Fen Drayton RSPB, 26th November 2008 © Nigel Sprowell


Male Bullfinch. Fen Drayton RSPB, 26th November 2008 © Nigel Sprowell


Adult Peregrine, Cambridge, 26th November 2008 © Richard Hall
This bird has taken to resting on the Catholic Church on the corner of Regent Street and Lensfield Road.Richard points out that there is a ring on its left leg - Any suggestions as to where it came from?

Caspian Gull?

Caspian Gull?, Cottenham, Long Drove, 26th November 2008, © Dick Newell
The plumage of this bird looks adult, except for some black on the primary coverts. The wing-tip pattern was near classic "adult" Caspian Gull, with a small amount of black on the white tip of P10. With no red in the bill it is probably a 3CY. However, its legs were rather thick and rather pink and the bill-shape looks slightly off. It was carrying a green ring, 8P15, on its right leg, so it was ringed somewhere in Poland. It will be interesting to see what it was ringed as (RGN).

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Female Scaup, Cambourne, 22nd November 2008 © Mark Hawkes
Found by Mark on Whomping Willow Lake.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, Pymoor, 18th November 2008 © Garth Peacock
The floods at Welney force the Owls to hunt on the roadside bank. This one posed in the evening light on a fence post just south of the Cambs/Norfolk border for a few seconds before being disturbed by a passing vehicle.

Mistle Thrush

Mistle Thrush, Fowlmere RSPB, 18th November 2008 © Garth Peacock

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Wren, Aldreth Causeway, 15th November 2008 © Colin Brown

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, Willingham, 8th November 2008 © Colin Brown

Great Northern Diver

Juvenile Great Northern Diver, Grafham, 6th November 2008, © Peter Beesley

Friday, November 07, 2008


Fieldfare, Wicken Fen, 7th November 2008 © Luca Patriccioli
One of a flock of 30.

Common Buzzard

Juvenile Common Buzzard (Pale Phase), Willingham, 7th November 2008 © Colin Brown

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Mute Swan

Mute Swan, Orton Brick Pits, 6th November 2008 © Peter Beesley

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

White-fronted Goose

White-fronted Goose, Brownshill Staunch, 5th November 2008 © Richard Thomas
Part of a group of 9 adults and 1 juvenile.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret, Brampton, 1st November 2008 © Jamie Wells
Three cracking photos of these apparent short stayers.