Sunday, 23 October 2016

October 2016 Little Grebe Canop Ponds in the Forest of Dean

These are great little birds and very successful fishermen. I always enjoy watching them.  Its great after they dive to try and work out where they are going to surface next.

Little Grebe

Saturday, 22 October 2016

October 2016 A drive in the Cotwold Hills UK. It was lovely to see a large flock of Lapwings.

I went for a speculative drive in the Cotswold Hills today.  I enjoyed seeing this large flock of Lapwings wheeling and twisting in the dappled sunlight.  It gives a false impression as these birds have declined greatly in the UK over recent years.

Great to see in flight

Spectacular
 
Closer detail
 

Monday, 17 October 2016

October 2016 I often think which is my favourite bird

These come right at the top of the list, the elegant Black Winged Stilt.

Black Winged Stilt

Saturday, 8 October 2016

October 2016 Purple Gallinule S'Albufera Majorca

Quite a force in the marsh with this powerful bill and large feet.

In Close Purple Gallinule

Friday, 7 October 2016

October 2016 Osprey S'Albufera

This really was a great bonus during my holiday in Majorca.  They are quite regular and have their favourite perching places.


Osprey

Thursday, 6 October 2016

October 2016 Purple Gallinule S'Albufera Majorca

These birds are quite dominant has the strut around the marsh and they often fight with each other.

Purple Gallinule

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

October 2016 More from my holiday in Majorca

I really love these birds as they catch a ride and let the horse do all the work of flushing out their insect food.

Cattle Egret and horse

Monday, 3 October 2016

October 2016 Back to Majorca holiday, some more beautiful waders

S'Albufera in Majorca was such a great place with plenty of waders in evidence.

Spotted Redshank

Kentish Plover

Sunday, 2 October 2016