Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New page

I've added a new page entitled 'Outside the Patch'. On it I shall write reports & post photos from outside my Ouse Valley patch.
To start with, are some photographs & a short video of the Waxwing flock at Cambourne.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

A white nun & two weasel coots

We enjoyed an excellent walk down to Fen Drayton Lakes, today. We saw 60 species in total, including the ones named in the title. Find out what they are on the Progress page.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Green & white

Just a couple of photographs from this morning's walk to Ouse Fen.

Green Woodpecker - a nice, showy male

British White calf - pretending to be a polar bear (but the black ears give it away!)
I would have taken more, but the battery on my camera packed in! :-(

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Fun in the snow

A cracking afternoon walking in the snow & another tick on my Foot It list. Details are on the progress page.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Made it!

See which two species helped me reach my 100 target on the Foot It progress 2013 page.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A wintery walk

Here are some photographs from this morning's walk around Ouse Fen & Overcote.

Some frosty shots from around the village
This great tit didn't seem to be too bothered by the cold

Heading out to the Fen
Cell 1
The kingfisher ditch
Waterfowl on Cell 3
Waterfowl on Cell 2

Heading towards Overcote
Middle Fen

This fella was looking for food in a stubble field near Lowbury Holme
No new birds seen today, but it was a very enjoyable walk nonetheless.

Monday, 14 January 2013

A snowy morning

With snow on the ground, I had enough time for a morning walk out to Ouse Fen. Read about it on the Foot It progress 2013 page.
I'm moving ever closer to my end of January target.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Foot It progress 2013 page has been updated

After an excellent day's birding, I'm much closer to my 100 species target. All the details can be found on the Foot It progress 2013 page.
One of the species I saw was Whooper Swan. This was a patch tick (my 183rd in just over 5 years) for me; one I expected to see much sooner than I have!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Another day, another Foot It update

Read about how I braved the floods in my quest for gulls on the Foot It progress 2013 page.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

My latest Foot It adventure

Check out the Foot It progress 2013 page to see how well I'm doing!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Day 2 of the Foot It challenge

See how I got on on the second day of my challenge on the Foot It progress page.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A New Year and a new challenge

Today, 01/01/2013, was not only the first day of the year, but also the first day of my Foot It challenge. I've created a new page where I will post my progress over the coming month & the first entry has just been added.

I'm trying to see 100 species, on foot, during the month of January. Wish me luck!