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California, Here I Come

Hey, folks, California needs water.  That is the first priority when looking for birds.  Found a few here and there in the desert. 96 more words

Miscellaneous Wildlife

Naturelog: 5th November

On the way back from a trip to Peterborough, Sue and I stopped off at Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for lunch and a couple of hours bird watching. 374 more words


A week of surprises around Heslington West

It’s easy to think, after four years watching one site, that there are no more surprises left. But that’s just never the case. Just this year we have had the Pochard invasion, and the late-breeding Grebes. 416 more words


On the Green Pond

A female Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) afloat in a pond covered in reflections from the surrounding trees and undergrowth!

I love reflections!



There were two adult gulls at the Carlton Sewer Ponds this evening. They were cooperative and then un-cooperative. They just stood around and watched me as the Shovelers freaked and flew around like starlings. 166 more words


Northern Shoveler [Anas clypeata] ~ 2017 #27

The picture below was taken as the ducks were doing their “swimming in a circle” ritual. Some ducks dive to get their food, some go up-end, while these characters get a whirlpool going to help stir up food for the group. 35 more words


Snakes On A Plain

23rd March and a jaunt to Otmoor seemed the perfect way to spend a fresh spring Sunday. With our friend Danny collected en route we arrived at our favourite Oxford reserve around 9am where our first sighting of the day was this male Bullfinch in the car park. 414 more words