Friday, 22 July 2011

Common rosefinch

Despite spending quite a lot of time trying I have been unable to obtain a good clear picture of what is locally anything but common!

I was great to get to see such a rarity so close to home (near Fowlmere).

It is a first year male and it was singing nicely from a ladies garden.

It was found by a local birder who was driving past and stopped for a bicycle and heard it singing, well done that man.
It is a shame it was not a full adult which is a cracking bird and not a dull little chap like this.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Honey buzzard

Another picture from Brittany and this was also taken by a canal. The bird was quite high above me but it came out as a reasonable image


These were taken in Brittany by a lock on a canal and this is the tamest I have ever come across, I was more of a curiosity to the bird than a danger and it carried on with its business.