A trip to the East Anglian Brecks and Fens, February 2004
A few hours spent at the bird feeders at West Stow Country Park usually produces a few interesting
sightings, although not always birds!.
Brecks&Fens#01
Grey Squirrel
Brecks&Fens#02
Grey Squirrel
Brecks&Fens#03
Brecks&Fens#04
Coal Tit
Brambling
Brecks&Fens#05
Brecks&Fens#06
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Brecks&Fens#07
Brecks&Fens#08
Brecks&Fens#09
Marsh Tit
Brecks&Fens#10
Siskin
Brecks&Fens#11
Siskin
All of these small birds proved too tempting for this male Sparrowhawk, which swooped in and
snatched one from the feeders.
Brecks&Fens#12
Male Sparrowhawk
Moving north into the Fens, wintering swans could be seen in many of the fields, including these
Bewick's.
Brecks&Fens#13
Bewick's Swans
Brecks&Fens#14
Brecks&Fens#15
Male (left) and Female Stonechat
And as usual, the stars of the show in the Fens were the owls!
Brecks&Fens#16
Barn Owl struggling in gale force wind
Brecks&Fens#17
Brecks&Fens#18
Barn Owl in a more sheltered position
Brecks&Fens#19
Short-eared Owl
Brecks&Fens#20
Short-eared Owl
Brecks&Fens#21
Short-eared Owl
Brecks&Fens#22
Short-eared Owl
Brecks&Fens#23
Short-eared Owl
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