Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nordic Jackdaw

I know this is a terrible shot but this bird has been around for some time and has totally evaded photos until now. You can at least see the pale silvery collar and the contrast between the black crown and grey face and nape. There are other subtle differences between this bird and our regular spermologus birds. I hope to get better shots but visits to the garden are brief and I only catch it every other week or so.

Nordic Jackdaw Corvus monedula monedula

Canon Powershot A640

Monday, December 08, 2008

Pink-footed Goose

Often written off as escapes the odd different goose occasionally joins the feral flock at Orton Brick Pit. No way of knowing for sure where this one has come from but there are no records from summer.

This adult has a very dark back and it could easily be called as a Bean Goose on poor views.

Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20