Thursday, January 31, 2019


Sparrowhawk, March, 31st January 2019 © Derek Benton

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret, Ouse Washes RSPB, 26th January 2019 © Brendan Doe

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit, Ouse Washes RSPB, 26th January 2019 © Brendan Doe

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Great White Egret

Great White Egret (and friend), Needingworth Quarry Lakes, 28th January 2019 © David Ball

Monday, January 28, 2019

Common Crane

Common Crane, March, 28th January 2019 © Derek Benton
'Just to keep the Cambridge Bird site up to Date we had 22 cranes over the house today in March at 1.30pm 28/01/2019 all thermalling over the house. By the time I had got my camera they had split into a group of 5 and 17 picture and the birds were heading north.' DB

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl, Site Undisclosed, 27th January 2019 © David Spencer


Raven, Site Undisclosed, 27th January 2019 © Richard Patient.
'Site withheld as potentially nesting (a pair were present together).' RP

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit, Hobson's Park, 26th January 2019 © Matthew Mellor

Friday, January 25, 2019

Common Crane

Common Crane, Site undisclosed, 20th January 2019 © Simon Stirrup


Jay, Aldreth, 19th January 2018 © Simon Stirrup

Italian Sparrow

Italian Sparrow, Melbourn, 24th January 2019 © Steve Cooper

'After not being seen since June 2018 he was back on the feeders today here in Melbourn. Sorry about quality taken through the window !(Top Photo)
Also photo attached of Italian type Sparrow from Dec 2017 (Melbourn) for comparison with today's sighting as he has gone through moult but this hasn't changed his appearance as far as i can see. A DNA test on a similar bird in Devon has proved to be inconclusive as to it's parentage. (Botton Photo). SC

Tree/House Sparrow Hybrid

Tree/House Sparrow Hybrid, Ouse Washes, 2nd January 2019 © Steve Cooper

Pink-footed Goose

Pink-footed Goose, Colne Fen GP, 20th January 2018 © Steve Cooper

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Nuthatch, Thriplow 22nd January 2019 © Gary Thornton