20 February, 2009
17 February, 2009
15 February, 2009
A distant pair of Goosander at Grovebury Quarry.
Five of the eight Pintail at Radwell.
13 February, 2009
11 February, 2009
A winter visit to Harty marshes, Sheppey, often results in distant views of Rough-legged Buzzard - but sadly not today.
Up to fifteen Marsh Harrier were seen, and a single immature Hen Harrier came quite close.
A Barn Owl hunting over the fields
A view West across the marsh. A Bittern appeared in the sedge, too briefly for the camera.
Roosting waders at Minster - including a few Purple Sandpiper.
10 February, 2009
08 February, 2009
Like everyone else, I suppose, the continuing hard weather has pushed otherwise shy species into the garden. So, this morning, our first ever Fieldfare in twenty odd years appeared in the garden !
The only down-side to photographing our garden birds is that all shots will be through double glazing...
This shot, taken near Woburn, reminds me how Redwing can blend in well with their surroundings
A pair of Goosander sleep on the ice
This Goldcrest has managed to survive the 'arctic' conditions