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A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 2020

Lockdown continues.

Saturday 16th May 2020

April lockdown

Thursday 30th April 2020

Local bird photography

Monday 20th April 2020

House-bound!!!

Friday 3rd April 2020

Could be the last one for a while.

Wednesday 18th March 2020

We are into March already

Monday 9th March 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Slimbridge WWT Gloucestershire

Wednesday 19th February 2020

To end January 2020...

Thursday 30th January 2020

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Wednesday 15th January 2014

Over the weekend, two Taiga Bean Geeses were reported among the usual flock of Greylag Geese at Cambridge Research Park, also known as Waterbeach Pits. This is a species that I had never seen, let alone photograph so, being almost on my doorstep, I decided to check it out last Maonday, 13th January.

Previously, I had only driven round it as it is a commercail centre with large office blocks but there is a largish mere at the end with a bird hide. I soon foulnd the hide with a thin bank of reeds in front of it. The Taiga Bean Geese were asleep on a the far side of a small island with the Greylags in the middle of the mere. The high reeds did not help as it meant shooting through them as they waved about in the breeze.

After some record shots that eventually were not keepers, the birds flew off

but returned about 15 minutes later, landing on the far side of the island but allowing better shots.

They then headed towards the island

before landing and showing well.

They then flew off North-East into the distance.

Apparently they were reported back there yesterday (14th). This is only the second ever report of this species in Cambridgeshire so quite a find by David and Jon Heath.

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