31 December, 2006

Dunstable STW: Winter Offerings

Seasonal stuff - European Robin

Robin at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

A Greenfinch feeding in the sunshine.

Greenfinch at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

A drake Pintail has been present since late November.

Pintail at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

This Little Egret has put in an occasional appearance during December.

Little Egret at Dunstable Wetland Reserve

19 December, 2006

Thurleigh: Hen Harrier - a county tick

This adult female Hen Harrier has been seen regularly near Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. Despite birding regularly in the county for eighteen years i've never seen one, so it was a welcome addition to the list.

Hen Harrier

Hen Harrier

Hen Harrier

One of the three or four Stonechat present on the set-aside: