Saturday, November 28, 2009


Bittern, Ely Beet Factory, 28th November 2009 © Cliff Carson
Taken from the lay-by at the North-west corner. Cliff has asked if anyone can suggest the ageing of this bird from this photo.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Senegal Yellow-breasted Parrot

Senegal Yellow-breasted Parrot, Kingfishers Bridge, 26th November 2009 © Bruce Martin
A mobile phone/scope shot provides a record of this escapee that was first found two days ago.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Leach's Petrel

Leach's Petrel, Grafham Water, 25th November 2009 © Debbie Rodgers
A rare visitor 'wrecked' by the South-west gales that was unfortunately attacked by a Carrion Crow and taken into care.

Leach's Petrel

Leach's Petrel, Grafham Water, 25th November 2009 © Ray Roche
After being taken into care, this bird was taken to Titchwell RSPB and released. Unfortunately, it was last seen being carried off by a gull. A disappointing result for the rescuers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Owl

Little Owl, Peterborough, 16th November 2009 © Peter Beesley

Grey Heron

Grey Heron, Fowlmere RSPB, 16th November 2009 © Gary Thornton

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Firecrest, Private Garden South Cambs, 15th November 2009 © Gary Thornton

Red-crested Pochard

Drake Red-crested Pochard, St.Ives, 15th November 2009 © Simon Stirrup
A very approachable bird that begged the question of it's origin.

Monday, November 09, 2009


Starling Roost, Fen Drayton RSPB, 9th November 2009 © Garth Peacock
A smallish roost - possibly 800 to 1000 birds but impressive in the evening light nevertheless.


Female Kestrel, Aldreth Fen, 9th November 2009 © Garth Peacock

Red-crested Pochard

Drake Red-crested Pochard, St.Ives, 9th November 2009 © Nigel Sprowell

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Great Northern Divers and Black-throated Diver

Great Northern and Black-throated Divers, Grafham Water, 8th November 2009 © Mark Hawkes
Two amazing record shots, the top image showing four divers together (BTD the 2nd from right) and the bottom image showing the Black-thoated Diver with two adult Great Northern Divers. Well done Mark for capturing some historic images for Cambs.

Black-throated Diver

Adult Black-throated Diver, Grafham Water, 8th November 2009 © Mark Hawkes

Great Northern Divers

Great Northern Divers, Grafham Water, 8th October 2009 © Mark Hawkes
Images of the four different birds present.
Top image adult, next image adult, next image juvenile, bottom image juvenile.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Red-crested Pochard

Male Red-crested Pochard, St.Ives, 6th November 2009 © Colin Brown
Imagine Colin's surprise to find this on the river at The Quay in the centre of the town - and close enough for some excellent images.

Bearded Tit

Male Bearded Tit, Ely Beet Factory, 7th November 2009 © Mark Hawkes
Up to 6 of these superb birds have been seen here over recent days.

Friday, November 06, 2009


Puffin probably juvenile, Mepal, 5th/6th November 2009 © per Stuart Elsom
'Seen on the Old Bedford River by non-birders, viewed from Bridge Road. Best of luck to anyone who can look for this- a very rare bird in Cambs! SE'

Great Northern Diver and Black-throated Diver

Great Northern Diver and Black-throated Diver, Grafham Water, 6th November 2009 © David Hollin
What a remarkable day for Grafham - a total of three Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver during the same day.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Caspian Gull

Adult Caspian Gull, Landbeach, 3rd November 2009, © Dick Newell
In the evening sun, probably a female.


Male Bullfinch, Arrington, November 3rd, 2009 © Jim Lawrence
A rare though annual visitor to my garden, this bird was feeding on honeysuckle berries.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Slavonian Grebe

Slavonian Grebe, Grafham Water, 2nd November 2009 © Mark Hawkes


Buzzard and Carrion Crow, Fowlmere, 2nd November 2009 © Gary Thornton
A mobbing of a Buzzard by a Carrion Crow is a reasonably common sight but rarely photographed as well as this.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Grey Partridges

Grey Partridges, Fowlmere, November 1st 2009 © Jim Lawrence
Six of a covey of ten birds present in fields opposite the Fowlmere Reserve entrance track.