Monday, August 27, 2007

Barton Bits

NIce view of the Great Crested Grebe and a Ruddy Darter today. The sky picture was taken the previous evening.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Derbyshire Dipper

One of about half a dozen Dippers that we saw on our visit to the Peak District.


This peewit, lapwing, green plover, (whatever you like to call it!!) was very obliging for the camera. Taken at Carsington Water in the Peak District.

Monday, August 20, 2007

More of the "Munchies!!!"

The reed warblers seem to be the only birds showing well these last couple of days, this one today devoured the common darter. Also I spied this bunny in the undergrowth nibbling a blade of grass!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Feasting Reed Warblers

Lots of these little "hungry" birds around today in the rain, catching everything from spiders to damselflies.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Reed Warbler

This little bird had a hard job removing his "packed lunch" from the underside of the reeds, probalby spiderlings or something?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Tales of the Riverbank

This little cutey appeared to be oblivious to our presence, water voles are one of our favourite creatures. Also shown here is a kingfisher and a little grebe

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Water Bird Portraits

All these were taken locally, mallard, moorhen and mute swan

Monday, August 06, 2007

Local Wildlife

Here are pics of a kestrel hunting and 2 young Yellow Wagtails. Also shown is a Brimstone butterfly

Moorland Wildlife

A visit to a peat moor provided lots of interesting things to photograph! Here shown are a black darter, a southern hawker, common lizard, a female adder and a green tiger beetle

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wild Babies

Lots of new little families, this little mallard duckling, with 7 siblings is newly fledged and looked lovely in the sunshine!! Cant believe the size of this moorhens feet already!! Also a few swan families about.