Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Hobby with House Martin, Willingham, 31st July 2013 © Colin Brown


Swift, Willingham, 31st July 2013 © Colin Brown

House Martin

House Martin, Willingham, 31st July 2013 © Colin Brown


Kingfisher, Fowlmere RSPB, 31st July 2013 © Geoff Harries
'The kingfishers are showing well at the Reed-bed hide but can be seen at the other two hides with lots of patience and a bit of luck.' GH 

Common Tern

Common Tern with Juvenile Black-headed Gull, Fowlmere RSPB, 31st July 2013 © Malcolm Housden

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher, Haddenham, 31st July 2013 © Paul Mason
'This is one of a pair nesting at a traditional site used for at least 30 years to my knowledge. A very old ivy covered 25 feet high north facing red brick wall. It could well be 100 years and more. The wall was built in the 1700s. How many generations would that be?' PM

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Grey Partridge

Grey Partridge, Diddington, 28th July 2013 © Jamie Wells

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sand Martin

Sand Martin, Dunkirk, 25th July 2013 © Tony Martin
'These shots are from my relatively new man-made colony (3rd season in action). There are some 50 pairs in residence this season.' TM

Oystercatcher with Avocet Chick

Oystercatcher with Avocet Chick, Dunkirk, 25th July 2013 © Tony Martin
'Avocet juv M8 was one of a brood of two. At about a month of age it was suddenly adopted by an Oysterctacher pair which already had two of their own young of the same age. From then on, the Avocet abandoned its own parents and behaved just like a juv Oystercatcher, soliciting food from the adults. It fledged and is still flying around with the Oystercatcher family.' TM

Common Tern

Common Tern, Dunkirk, 25th July 2013 © Tony Martin

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Green Woodpecker

Juvenile Green Woodpecker, Fowlmere, 24th July 2013 © Gary Thornton

Pacific Golden Plover

Pacific Golden Plover, Burwell Fen, 24th July 2013 © Richard Johnson
'Here's a montage of dodgy digiscoped images of today's Pacific Golden Plover at Burwell Fen. Unfortunately they are about the best of the bunch and certainly wont be winning any prizes, but better than nowt I guess! I've also attached a page of field sketches and a few notes, produced whilst observing the bird.' RJ

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Male Sparrowhawk, St.Ives, 23rd July 2013 © John Le Gassick

Water Rail

Leucistic Water Rail, Fowlmere RSPB, 23rd July 2013 © Malcolm Housden
'It’s my turn to send you images of  Fowlmere’s Leucistic Water Rail together with juvenile, they were very close to each other so could it be parent and young?' MH