Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More Birds

The Mallard drake and the Goldfinch looked stunning in the afternoon sunshine!

Tree Sparrows

Nice to see a few of this declining species! Also shown here a male Reed Bunting

Blue Tit

Lots of these around today.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This, That and the Other

A very windy day so not a great deal on show, here are a Cormorant, flocks of Gadwall, a Great Crested Grebe and adult and juvenile Mute Swan

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A few nice birds

Great views of this marsh harrier, plus kingfisher and robin

Red Fox

Had very close views of these foxes :)

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Martin Mere Whoopers shown here together with a Ruff by the waters edge.

Formby Red Squirrels

A magical time in the forest with the squirrels, two in particular were very bold. We enjoyed two visits here to spend time with these adorable creatures. The light wasnt good for photography so all pics had to be taken at 800 iso.

Formby Reds Part Two

More from the forest, plus a treecreeper

Martin Mere Collection

Shown here Mandarin female, an eider duck,a male Mandarin, Red Crested Pochard, and last but not least a female Smew. Part of the collection at Martin Mere

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Years Day Birds

Not an ideal day for photographing or seeing birds, dark, foggy and drizzling, the only obliging birds were this black headed gull, a common gull and a curlew