Thursday, 29 October 2015

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 First-winter Dartford Warbler

Short-eared Owl
 First-winter Caspian Gull
'Caspian Gull'- picked this bird up on call but only managed this and a couple of other shots- contrasting white head, small mirror on p10, pale underwing, dark greater coverts- all look pretty good

Spent a few sessions at the farmlands this week- its been pretty good while I was away. We've got a Dartford Warbler, two Short-eared Owls, up to three Cetti's Warblers and one or two Caspian Gulls hanging around. Had a Rock Pipit go over on Tuesday- which puts the year list on 160 (the record is 164) so shaping into a good local year. Been a Yellowhammer around too.

As usual all the local bird news here: BEDDINGTON FARMLANDS BIRD NEWS


wolfy said...

i love the short eared owl
thank you

Peter Alfrey said...

My favourite bird!