Monday, 20 February 2012


This bird was rediscovered yesterday at Eye Green NR after going missing from CEGB where it first appeared on the 10th of February. I biked out at lunchtime today to see it bagging a lucky Little Egret flying over Eye village on the way.

80 Little Egret
81 Scaup

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Grey Plover

A tactical error which saw me head to Beeby's instead of Tanholt two days ago seems to have cost me Sanderling as that bird has now gone. But the Grey Plover was still present today and is another good addition to the list.

79 Grey Plover

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Three from the Brick Works

Red-legged Partridges at Beeby's and the ducks at Orton BP.

76 Red-legged Partridge
77 Red-crested Pochard
78 Goldeneye

Saturday, 4 February 2012


A corking male in the garden this morning. More birds generally now that the harder weather is kicking in.

75 Bullfinch

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Black Redstart

I'm not sure there has ever been a wintering Black Redstart in the area since I've been here but this one has been at King's Dyke for at least the past 3 weeks. I managed to see it distantly from just off the green wheel on the north side this lunchtime. My first in the area for some time. I also bumped into Nick Mudge and saw Green Sandpiper and a couple of Snipe along the sewage outfall.

72 Green Sandpiper
73 Snipe
74 Black Redstart

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Reed Bunting

Just one at Star Pit.

71 Reed Bunting