Sunday, 26 March 2017


A few cumulative hours in the field this weekend.  It can't be a bad thing when Mothers Day request, a day early, is a Saturday afternoon out at Welney.  Everything was springing along with Avocets territorial, Godwits getting brick red and Golden Plover looking very dapper. 2 Great White Egrets drew attention and blimey they are big when next to a Little Egret which is indeed little. My entire afternoon though was accompanied by the warbling of an increasingly tuneful and pop savvy 6 year old.


 Out on Lady Fen a Grey Plover had joined it's Golden brethren and a Kestrel hung on the breeze.

Today I spent a good proportion of time at work but on the way back did call in to Burwell Fen where there were a pair of Garganey amongst the winter duck and at Roswell Pits the Glossy Ibis flew in from the settling beds, Kingfisher were very evident but I wasn't able to locate yesterdays Red Crested Pochard, which I 'm pretty sure would be a new Ely10 bird for me.


Friday, 10 March 2017

Just Like Huny

A family trip out to Sunny Hunny for the kids birthdays had a little more avian interest than I might have expected.  I spent quite some time searching out the Med Gulls that should have bee there but weren't.  We got out by the cliffs and rock pools and the Fulmars seemed to be getting lower and lower on their cliff side soirees.  I climbed up a slip and got a bit closer enjoying their very close fly pasts and family shenanigans, all the photo's taken with a little snappy Lumix camera....still amazes where pixels have got to.

Returning to the front the cat mewing call of a Mediterranean Gull drew my attention to a 3CY bird cruising down the front.  In total 4 birds had joined the Larid throng.  None settled for long but did do loads of very close fly by's.  I just love them, one of my very favourite birds.