Thursday, 27 December 2012

A break from the rain

With a winter cough and the rain haven't had a chance to get out much but last sunday managed to get to see the Buff-bellied Pipit which had been showing recently at the Queen Mothers Reservoir showing very well done to two feet at times. After spending some time with the pipit had a nice walk around the reservoir with birds of interest including Ring-necked Parakeet, Shoveler, Tufted Duck and a after quite a hunt Long-tailed Duck a nice inland record.

Showing the white on its wing
Long-tailed Duck

Friday, 7 December 2012

More Waxwings

Last weekend end had a few hours down near hertford when there was some decent light on the birds quite happy birds the flock of 18 bird seemed quite happy to feed despite people people being quite close to this stunning birds.