Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Day


Unfortunately, weather-wise, it's been one of these kinds of days:

Fen Drayton Lakes

Burdock

Rosehips

Reeds

Dog (OK, I was bored)

We've managed to clock up 80 species today, at Fen Drayton, Grafham, Warren Villas and Thurleigh - not too bad. Highlights were Hen Harrier, Barn and Short-eared Owls at the latter site, though the redhead Smew at FD were nice to get on 1 January, and the Woodcock that hurtled across in front of the car at Thurleigh was a surprise.

We didn't get Sparrowhawk, Linnet, Jay or Nuthatch, or the Scaup at WV, and the only bunting species was Reed.

Charlie Moores is (or was) in Japan today. He got better photos and some sunshine, but we saw more species...

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM