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Monday, May 31, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jackdaws

This was the only Black & White subject I could find to complement seeing the two White winged Black Terns at Rutland Water which were too far off for any pictures

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great Reed warbler

An early morning start to see the Great Reed Warbler at Straw Bridge NR, Ilkeston. This very vocal, large Warbler was mobile and at times extremely elusive. In a four hour period it only showed well on three brief occasions .

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Green Woodpecker

Male Green Woodpecker having a well earned feed after completing the excavation of a nest hole in an Ash tree in the grounds of Thorpe Hall.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oriental Pratincole

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A mad dash at Sunday afternoon Tea time to find this rare vagrant from east of India at Frampton Marshes.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Blackbird at Paxton Pits

It's not right ---these Nightingales get all the press

Nightingale at Paxton Pits

At least fifteen Nightingales at Paxton Pits just after dawn

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Meadow Pipit

A good rarity week with White-spotted Bluethroat at Welney and a Red-rumped Swallow at Ferry Meadows. Since no photos were possible I had to make do with this Meadow Pipit at Nene Washes