Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Its a great buzz seeing so much in flight activity down by the Severn Estuary in winter.
|Bewick's Swan take-off|
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
When you get amongst a pod of Dolphins its just so exciting! This one is from a boat trip out of Portree Harbour on the Isle of Mull. Scotland UK.
|The thrilling Common Dolphin|
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Love this regular visitor to the Garden. He looks in prime condition at the moment, maybe because the winter has been very mild so far.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Common Buzzard from the archives. Its great to go over some of your old pictures from the past. I had completely over looked this Buzzard Image but now find it quite pleasing
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
What superb animals these are to have survived from when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Took this Salty in Yellow Water Billabong in the Northern Territory.
|The dangerous Salt Water Crocodile|
Sunday, 22 November 2015
At this time of year the hedgerows are full of the thrushes that winter in the UK from their summer territories in Northern Europe.
|The handsome Fieldfare|
Sunday, 8 November 2015
When the weather is murky and there is no real decent light to use I quite often go over old images to reminisce. Really enjoyed this Red Billed Hornbill coming back to its nest right next to my hotel in Kotu The Gambia.
|Red Billed Hornbill|
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Watched this Grey Heron stalking through the water. They are so still and patient sometimes. Then the speed of the strike when they spot a fish is amazing.
|Wow! The speed!|
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Bee Eaters are so rarely seen in the UK. Its great when you travel to get some different birds and they seem all the more exotic!
|Rainbow Bee Eater Northern Queensland Australia|
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Going through some pictures from last years holiday. It really adds to the holiday to find some nice birds to photograph. St Lucia 2014
|Antillean Crested Humming Bird|
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
What a great success the Great Crane project has managed to get three fully fledged Cranes away this year. Looking forward to see more of these around in the coming years.
|Crane from the Great Crane Project|
Monday, 19 October 2015
It's great to look back on your old memories and images. I always remember exactly where I took each photograph. This one is from Port Douglas Northern Queensland when I visited there in 2008.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Monday, 12 October 2015
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
I was talking to a guy in the hide and he was saying ah well at least I caught sight of the Water Rail. You could only see its rear end in the reeds. Just after he left it swam across the stretch of water and climbed up on this stick. Couldn't help but smile!
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
It's not always fish, this Kingfisher has caught a Water Boatman. It must be a small snack!
|Kingfisher with small morsel.|
Sunday, 4 October 2015
This juvenile Goldfinch seems to be getting the hang of finding its own food.
|Juvenile Goldfinch feeding on seeds|
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Really happy got my first decent shots of a Kingfisher. I am sure I will want to get a lot more of these beauties.
|Caught a nice fish|
|Beautiful Male Kingfisher|
Thursday, 24 September 2015
This Grey Heron picks his way carefully through the thick vegetation on the hunt for a meal.
|Grey Heron in the thick!|
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Some birds are a lot more beautiful as you look at them closely. I like this image of a male Gadwall taken last week in the morning light.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Went to see if the Short Eared Owls have arrived. No luck but at least I seem to have a new friend that regularly comes out the beautiful Roe Deer buck.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
Saturday, 12 September 2015
After the breeding season is over in Iceland Black Tailed Godwits migrate to the milder UK. This one finds time for a wash and brush up. It's amazing the instinct in nature to keep everything working in top condition.
|Getting stuck into a real exhilarating wash|
These really are secretive birds that disappear into the reeds and vegetation and can be difficult to see. This one popped out of the edge for a short while allowing me to get a few images before vanishing back into its own world.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
This buck seemed to accept my presence and by standing quietly still every time he looked toward me, I managed to get a few nice images.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
These beautiful waders breed in Iceland and spend the post breeding period in the UK. I love to see them and spend some time getting images. They spend a lot of time with their bill probing in the mud and it can often lead to a large number of images with no head or bills showing!
|Black Tailed Godwit|
|Resting for a few seconds|
Monday, 7 September 2015
We are into early September and the Swallows are beginning to gather together ready for their migration to South Africa. It would great to go down there in the Winter and see them! It would also seem quite strange to see them hawking over the fields in December!
|Gathering on the wires|
|The beautiful Swallow|
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
The Wheatear is one of our very smart summer visitors. There is still a family present feeding on the ground on the top of Cleeve Common. They will soon depart to their winter quarters in central Africa.