Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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).
Posted by CBC at 11:43 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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.