20 October, 2005

Black Redstart at Blows Downs

This long-staying male Black Redstart was present on the paddocks from 2nd Sept to 3rd Nov.

Black Redstart

07 May, 2005

Common Redstart

For the second successive year, a male Common Redstart was holding territory in a Greensand Ridge woodland.

Common Redstart

Common Redstart

25 April, 2005

Mallorca April 2005

A digiscoped shot of a distant Roller.

08 April, 2005

Hoopoe in Milton Keynes

Digiscoped shots of a Hoopoe present on an undeveloped parcel of land in central Milton Keynes. Snow was starting to fall when these shots were taken !

27 March, 2005

One of two Bohemian Waxwing at Chaul End.

25 March, 2005

Water Rail at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

Digiscoped shots of an elusive Water Rail at Nina's pond.

Water Rail

12 February, 2005

Waxwing in Linslade

This Bohemian Waxwing spent a couple of days in a residential area of Linslade, easily located by scanning the numerous TV aerials.


07 February, 2005

Little Egret at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

This Little Egret posed nicely on the scrape for this somewhat over-exposed digiscoped shot as it preened and fed. There seems to be one found somewhere in the county at most times of the year - a marked contrast to only a few years back when I had to twitch my first Bedfordshire one at Harrold Country Park in August 1994.

Little Egret

02 February, 2005

Waxwings in Woburn

This Bohemian Waxwing was part of an 80+ flock in Woburn. They favoured a couple of areas - one very close to the main crossroads where people, cars and juggernauts kept them mobile.


25 January, 2005

Great Grey Shrike in Hertfordshire

A couple of digiscoped images of a Great Grey Shrike that spent a few days near Model Farm, Langleybury. It took a Long-tailed Tit while I was there.

Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike