Ed and I took a mini twitch to see the white fronted goose at Broom today - took a quite a few very cold minutes to get on to it and after it was located we enjoy distant but nie views - great stuff!
Also in there was a Barnacle gooose and after a while the whooper swan flew in. Here is a rubbis record shot, it really was a wintery scene: On the drive back we stumbled upon a massive flock of buntings and finches, containing predominantly yellowhammers but also corn buntings and reed buntings. Was a nice sight but as with everything at the mo you can't help but feel bad for what they are going through.
After this Ed and I sat in our cars by a berry filled bush and, despite the strange looks from some Civilians, enjoyed photographinh the winter thrushes attacking it (there are more pics on my flickr);
Fieldfare:Redwing:OK this one was flashed but it shows the lovely colours on the bird:Also visiting this small bush were song thrush, mistle thrush and blackbird - all the common winter thrushes -laaaavly
Bedfordshires first Common Rosefinch
3 weeks ago