Sunday 11 November 2018

Red-necked Grebe at Ferry Meadows

Back in the day, at the end of 2004, I photographed at Red-necked Grebe at Ferry Meadows quite well. This weekend had another go as one was discovered earlier in the week, again at Ferry Meadows. Mike Weedon had absolutely nailed it and I wanted in on the action.

Sadly, yesterday it just didn't play ball but today was much better though far from ideal with the hoards of humanoids not helping matters. Hopefully it will winter on site and more opportunities will be had.

Rough-legged Buzzard in Cambs

Rough-legged Buzzards are a highly sort after winter visitor to our shores but occasionally you get good years. This winter looks set to be one of those bumper years. I found one at Gedney Drove End on the Wash with Dad last weekend and visited this one on the Great Fen near Holme south of Peterborough today with Mike Weedon. It showed well at times and at one point came incredibly low and close but was into the sun. Hope it (and the other round the corner!) sticks around for the winter- good potential of more shots.

Tuesday 6 November 2018


Forgot I had taken these in September in Suffolk, at Landguard on the 9th September. Not exactly vintage photos but still one of the best birds on the British list surely?