Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Black-winged Stilts at March Farmers

On 14th May 2016 I made arguably my best 'rare' bird find in the Peterborough area (at least as far as finding birds for others to enjoy), when I found two White-winged Black Terns at March Farmers (towards the eastern end of the Nene Washes complex). This year, I think I may have found a challenger, having found, on 29th April, a Cambridgeshire record 'flock' of five Black-winged Stilts at the same site. As the birds have now left the vicinity (classic one day wonders as usual for stilts around here), I can report that there were two pairs among the five, both of which were seen to mate and one of which appeared to be showing signs of preparing a nest! My photos were distant and don't show all five birds, but for what they are worth, here are some...

Kingfisher, Ferry Meadows CP

just after I took this photo, this Kingfisher, which appears to be a male, dashed low over the water, about 20m and attacked another one perched about five feet above the water (which I had not seen). Both birds fell into the water and continued fighting int he water for about five or six seconds, before both escaping and flying their separate ways. A brief but amazing battle.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Caringorm Mountain action

Two Mountain Hares Flirtatious Ptarmigan pair

Friday, March 24, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017