Friday, 30 March 2012

Two more

Filled in a couple of gaps on a morning ride on the regular circuit via North Bank, King's Dyke and Bradley Fen. the bunting was singing on Stanground Wash which was recolonised by them a couple of years ago.

96 Corn Bunting
97 Marsh Harrier

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Came into work on the bike today via OPB and Beeby's BPs. Both these were single birds at Beeby's.

Also in the woodland here Treecreeper and woodpeckers.

93 Little Ringed Plover
94 Sand Martin
95 Treecreeper

Monday, 26 March 2012

Whooper Swan

A surprising garden tick while watching the night sky tonight. Heard calling from the river.

92 Whooper Swan

Early Common Tern

A rather early Common Tern was at Ferry Meadows today and I picked that up cycling home. Also nearer Elton my first Yellowhammers of the year from the bike.

90 Common Tern
91 Yellowhammer

Saturday, 24 March 2012


Just one in the garden this morning.

89 Siskin

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ringed Plover

Loads at Beeby's BP this morning.

88 Ringed Plover

Monday, 19 March 2012

Rock Pipit

Informed of the excellent conditions for birds at Tanholt I cycled out there at lunchtime today and found this. Terrible photos but it was very far away. Also a couple of White Wagtails here.

87 Rock Pipit

Scandinavian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus littoralis

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x32

Three this morning

Still cycling infrequently at the moment but took the early bus into work this morning and then cycled out to the High Wash and back. First new bird was a Chiffchaff singing at the old sewage works where a Red-legged Partridge was singing from the Fengate industrial estate opposite. A pair of Oystercatchers on the High Wash were my first by bike and 2 Kingfishers were very vocal near the Town Bridge onthe return journey.

83 Chiffchaff
84 Oystercatcher
85 Kingfisher

And Linnets makes four. I'd not realised this wasn't on the list yet.

86 Linnet

Friday, 9 March 2012

Cetti's Warbler

A windy ride round by Padholme Pump and Bradley Fen turning sunny and warm perhaps encouraging this bird to sing from the west end of the lake.

82 Cetti's Warbler