Monday, 22 February 2010


A regular visitor to our garden but only when the weather is severe, which is why I have no pictures taken on a sunny day!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Partial albino jackdaw

This was near the car when we arrived at Rutland water on a beautiful sunny calm day.
It is not a great picture but it is unusual.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Attracted to my garden by some apples put onto the tree, a pound well spent.

Reed buntings

female & male in winter plumage, taken in Stotfold.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Corn buntings & fox

The fox put all the corn buntings up as he crossed the field in front of me, one of the many predators that regularly harass the flocks, I have also seen male and female merlins and the sparrowhawk.

Field vole

Helping itself to the spilt bird food at Amwell

Monday, 1 February 2010

Red crested pochard females

A long staying pair that have graced Amwell for a month, brought in by the cold weather

Smew female

Posing at Amwell on a cold january day, fortunately the ice had driven it closer to the hide