Saturday, 31 January 2009

Sparrowhawk at Priory and some dodgy ducks ...

Male Sparrowhawk perched up at priory 30 January

Juvenile Grey Heron Bedford Riverside

'Red Crested Pochards' Bedfors Park lake, 31 January. A group of 5 present for over a month with2 hybrid Mallard Males and 3 female types - the female in the photos being the most convincing for a pure Pochard

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

24 January Long Eared Owls in Yorkshire - a rather belated Christmas present !!

After a fairly dismal December that involved writing off the car on black ice and being largely reduced to seeing what birds were turning up in the garden, a rather belated January trip north to Yorkshire brought its own reward in the form of a superb group of 5 roosting Long eared Owls -with photos of 4 different birds above.Only 1 of the 5 was so obscured by the inevitable branches/twigs etc that photos were never going to be available.For the other 4 there were superb views in the scope - which I hope the photos give some flavour of.