Friday, 26 December 2014
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Went out early to catch up with some Roe Deer that are always around. Managed to get quite close without disturbing them! Also a lovely Yellow Wagtail. These birds are found on clear streams usually, but in winter search around the mud for pickings.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Feeling so lucky to have these beauties not far from home. Hope they stay around for the Winter! Short Eared Owls I love them!
|Short Eared Owl|
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Early morning start in the Forest of Dean. Really great to spend time watching this bird. Charismatic Grey Grey Shrike!
|Great Grey Shrike|
|Great Grey Shrike|
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
This cormorant caught a fish but spent too long trying to get it swallowed. There's always a hungry mouth around in nature with eyes on your meal.
Neither the Cormorant or Gull got their meal!
|Cormorant with fish|
|Black Headed Gull attacks|
|Taking too long to get it down!|
Monday, 20 October 2014
Had a great week in St Lucia and managed to get the camera out some times.
|American Kestrel on the hotel roof|
|Antillean Crested Humming Bird|
|Banana Quit (Great name!)|
|Purple Throated Caribbean Humming Bird|
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Friday, 5 September 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
A great time for returning migrant waders at Slimbridge Gloucestershire
|Greenshank Beautiful Wader|
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I seem to think that this has been a good year for breeding birds, there seems to be lots of new fledglings around. Also the migrants are much in evidence.
|Adult Avocet still watching over the young|
|Juvenile Avocet's now fully grown|
|Green Sandpiper return migration|
|Fully grown Juvenile Lapwing|
|Reed Warbler doing well|
Friday, 13 June 2014
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
I remember in my old bird book years ago there was a picture of a Spoonbill. It seemed so unreal and like one of those things that almost didn't really exist. It was so great to have one land right near to the hide where I was waiting. Real excitement tin getting these shots.
|Strike a pose|
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Monday, 26 May 2014
After an absence of 400 years Common Crane chicks have been born in the wild in the west of England at Slimbridge WWT.
|Keeping a careful watch!|
|Congratulations "Monty & Chris"|
Friday, 16 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
I felt really lucky to get quite close to a Ruff at Slimbridge Gloucestershire as it was migrating through to its northerly breeding site. Moulting into breeding plumage it adopted this Redshank as an extra pair of eyes, and seem to follow it everywhere. It's amazing what partnerships can be temporarily formed when there is a mutual benefit.
|Ruff Moulting into breeding plumage|
|Partners Ruff & Redshank|
|Oyster Catcher decided to get in close too|
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Its great to see these Great Crested Grebes nesting in the local park. I am hopeful of getting a shot with the young on the parents back as I have always loved these shots. I guess it's a matter of luck and being able to be there at the right time. Not always easy when you work full time!
|Pair at nest|
|Trying to be patient but this grass is irritating|
|Both birds attentive|