Sunday, June 29, 2008

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal, Grafham Water, 28 June 2008 © David Hollin.
The second summer running a drake has been found at this site.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Kestrel chicks, Landbeach, 26th June 2008, © Dick Newell
This box was intended for Barn Owls, but they have two chicks in a box on the next tree.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher, Aldreth, 24th June 2008, © Simon Stirrup
They are a bit special these birds, these days.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher, Landbeach, 23rd June 2008, © Dick Newell
Despite putting up 8 flycatcher boxes, they preferred to nest here this year. Not long to fledging now.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Coal Tit

Juvenile Coal Tit, Girton, 18th June 2008 © Garth Peacock
A surprise and very welcome visitor to my garden feeders, even though no adults have shown since March.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret, Sutton Gault, 15th June 2008 © Mark Peck
A couple of record shots taken on Mark's mobile phone

Night Heron

2nd summer Night Heron, Ouse washes at Earith, 15th June 2007 © Ben Green.

Night Heron

2nd Summer Night Heron, Ouse Washes at Earith, 15th June, 2007 © Jono Leadley.

Monday, June 09, 2008


Starling, Cambridge, 9th June 2008 © Peter Holt
This male Starling is one of a pair nesting in Peter's roof having just started a second brood.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Adult male Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Maxey Gravel Pits, June 8th 2008 © Mike Weedon.

Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler, Paxton Pits, 8th June 2008 © Jamie Wells
The sight of a Grasshopper Warbler singing in the open is a rare sight which Jamie has captured well, despite the light being too bright which, in itself, is somewhat of a rarity this year.

Little Gull

Little Gull, Fen Drayton RSPB, 8th June 2008 © Stuart Elsom
While waiting for the superb Whiskered Tern to re-appear, this rather smart first-summer Little Gull came in and hawked insects over the Windsurfing Pit - SE

Whiskered Tern

Adult Summer Whiskered Tern, Fen Drayton RSPB. 8th June 2008 © Jim Lawrence. The fourth extraordinary Cambridgeshire rarity in under a week!

Long-tailed Tit

Juvenile Long-tailed Tit, Arrington, 8th June 2008 © Jim Lawrence. It is often difficult to count Long-tailed Tits in a flock but I reckon a brood of twelve birds has fledged in my garden this year. (JL).


Goldcrest, Arrington, 8th June 2008 © Jim Lawrence. After going quiet for about a month Goldcrests have started singing again in my garden. (JL).

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Adult male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Paxton, 8th June 2008 © David Griffiths.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose, Ferry Meadows, 8th June, © Peter Beasley


Bluetit, Peterborough, 8th June 2008, © Peter Beesley
Most Bluetits have fledged by now, but the recent cold weather has also caused many to fail.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Adult male Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Maxey Gravel Pits, June 7th 2008 © Jim Lawrence.This smart bird was seen regularly displaying as it enthralled the gathering crowd on Saturday evening.(JL).

Panda Falcon?

Mystery Falcon, Fowlmere RSPB, May 10th 2008 © Geoff Harries. Doug Radford reports this strange looking raptor - "Panda Falcon" that was photographed from Reedbed Hide at Fowlmere RSPB on May 10th. It apparently spooked the ducks on the mere, so might be a large bird. It is possibly an escaped falconer's hybrid though it does appear free of jesses. [Or maybe it is just a Hobby (RGN)]. (JL).

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, Ramset Forty Foot, 5th June 2008 © Nigel Sprowell
A very topical photo considering the recent correspondence on Cambirds about road kills, especially Barn Owls.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Storm Petrel

Storm Petrel, Grafham Water, 4th June 2008 © Jim Lawrence. These Storm Petrel images were taken by Chris Orders who was fishing from a boat at Grafham at the time I arrived and kindly agreed to take my camera out to the bird to get some record shots. Note the diagnostic white central panel on the underwing.