Sunday, 17 January 2010

17th January 2010 - Bittern!

The Bittern was in the reedbed in the Marston corner of Stewartby Lake. It was extremely hard to see even though it was only about 10 metres from the path so Neil Wright did incredibly well to pick it out. This is only the second Bittern I have seen on the country park, the other one being in almost the same place in the mid 1980s, so I was very pleased to get this photo even though it is not great...The other photos show the partially frozen pillinge lake.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

16th January 2010

A very good day at the country park... The male Smew had been found the day before and I was very glad that it hung around long enough for me to see it. The Great Northern Diver finally came close enough for some reasonable photos and the Redshank was photographed from inside the cafe!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

2nd January 2010

White-fronted Goose on the pillinge. I took a "view-shot" of the pillinge which included this mega-rare bird. Unfortunately, I didn't realise the bird was in the photo until that evening and it wasn't there the next day... :-(