Sunday, 9 June 2019

Gannets overload













Spent the afternoon at Bempton Cliffs in the late May. Forgot how good a place it is and certainly had an upgrade since the last time I visited! As usual, took far too many photos and here is just the first batch of Gannets.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Adult Mediterranean Gull at Deeping Lakes



This adult Mediterranean Gull has been at Deeping Lakes the last few days, perhaps the same bird that has been at another local gravel pit displaying to Black-headed Gulls. If so it finally appears to have given up. A great looking bird.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Cattle Egret again





I first found this Cattle Egret at Deeping Lakes exactly a month ago (19th April) and to me, the bird appears to have got into better condition. On Sunday 19th it showed well on the East Pit.

Yellow fellow




Mid-May Whimbrel on the patch





This rather obliging worm gobbling Whimbrel was found by John Pasrsonage on Friday 10th May on the Pet Refuge car park. It remained all weekend, occasionally being flushed onto the East Pit of Deeping Lakes.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Little Gull fest





Josh Jones found a superb flock of Little Gulls at Baston & Langtoft GP this morning. The birds were hard to count but we got to 24 but it appeared others appeared so perhaps closer to 30 in reality. Josh also found 6 Black Terns on the same pit, two of which can be found far right on the first photo. A classic April day!

Cattle Egret still at Deeping Lakes


The Cattle Egret was still present at Deeping Lakes today and did a short fly past this morning, shooting into the sun.

Red-necked Grebe at Deeping Lakes



This sensational looking Red-necked Grebe was found by Hugh Wright on a pre-dawn visit to Deeping Lakes this morning. What an absolute beauty! The bird remained all day on the East Pit and attracted a steady stream of admirers all day. This is my fourth Red-necked Grebe at Deeping Lakes and my second in summer plumage.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Ring Ouzel





A couple of male Ring Ouzels were found this evening by Josh Jones between Marholm and Etton in north Cambs this evening. They showed pretty well, preferring to run off rather than fly for a change.

Fieldfare


Still present on Deeping Highbank in good numbers and starting to look pretty smart!