Friday, January 30, 2004

Glaucous Gull, Prior's Fen

Believe it or not, this Glaucous Gull was actually *cough* a lifer for me. I just haven't ever gone out of my way to look for gulls in the past, but we made a special flying visit to Prior's Fen.

I hate gulls, but I hate Prior's even more.

Sunday, January 04, 2004

American Robin, Grimsby

Occasionally, it is nice to escape from the Peterborough Bird Club area and experience the illicit thrills of dirty twitching.

The American Robin at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, deserved a visit so I blagged a lift there with Steve Dudley and borrowed a digiscoping adaptor for the day. The picture above goes to prove that even I can take half-decent pictures of brightly-coloured birds at close range in sunny conditions.