Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler, Wibraham Fen, 30th June 2013 © Bob Jarman

'Photo of a ringed Sedge Warbler at Wilbraham Fen. Although I didn't notice the ring at the time only when viewing the photo! I assumed it was one of Michael Holdsworth's birds who rings there but no!
If you rotate the picture you'll see that it probably says "...USE PAR...." which could be
part of "MUSEUM PARIS" so it's probably a French ring.' BJ
 Cropped part of image showing the ring in more detail - Ed

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Jackdaw, Melbourn, 27th June 2013 © Malcolm Housden

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Yellowhammer, Fowlmere, 26th June 2013 © Gary Thornton

Monday, June 24, 2013

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail, Fowlmere, 24th June 2013 © Gary Thornton
'This male was displaying and strutting its stuff in front of the female .It walked round like a demented chicken for a short while, the female didn’t make any eye contact, then she flew off followed by the male.' GT

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting, Fowlmere, 24th June 2013 © Gary Thornton

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail, Fowlmere, 21st June 2013 © Garth Peacock

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting, Fowlmere, 19th June 2013 © Malcolm Housden

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Male and Female Bullfinch, Fowlmere RSPB, 18th June 2013 © Geoff Harries

Monday, June 17, 2013


Whitethroat, Paxton Pits NR, 17th June 2013 © Jamie Wells

Sunday, June 16, 2013


 Cormorant with Eel
Eel with Cormorant, Stretham, 16th June 2013 © Helen Holway
'A friend took these images last weekend near Stretham of a cormorant tackling an eel - and coming off second best. Apparently the cormorant couldn't subdue the eel, which eventually broke free and then attacked the cormorant, biting it around the chest (unfortunately the second photo is not as clear as the first, although by the cormorant's expression the eel's got hold of something! The eel then chased the cormorant, at speed, across the water until the cormorant took flight.' Geoff Barlow who submitted the images on Helen's behalf.

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail, Fowlmere, 16th June 2013 © Gary Thornton

Marsh Harrier

Male Marsh Harrier, Wicken Fen, 16th June 2013 © Gary Thornton


Lapwing, Fowlmere RSPB, 16th June 2013 © Brian Wallace
'Lapwing and 3 young Fowlmere RSPB June 16th - the legs of the third one are to the left of the one burying its head in the adults chest. A long way away and not best quality but its a record shot ! ' BW

Friday, June 14, 2013

Water Rail

Water Rail Fowlmere RSPB, 14th June 2013 © Clive Pickton
'Doug at Fowlmere suggested I send this photo to you.  Apparently the leucistic water rail that is nesting somewhere near the Drewer Hide at Fowlmere is rather camera shy, so I seem to have been lucky to get this rather poor quality snap as it rushed across in front of me. Perhaps if you post it on the website the picture will encourage someone to spend some time in the hide and get a rather better quality record. You have to admit that the bird is quite striking.' CP