Monday, April 28, 2008

Great Grey Shrike

A "lifer" for us, very flighty, but great to see such a scarce and beautiful bird!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


A few of these about today, pity the weather was dull and overcast, pics a bit "noisy". Hope to see them again when the sun is out!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

New Arrivals

Here we have Willow Warbler and Whitethroat. Heard more often than seen, these were the best shots I could muster!


Lots of these songsters have arrived lately!

Water Vole

Four of these cuties seen today!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


This stunning male was around for quite a while this afternoon- beautiful!

Amazing Sunset

Tonights sunset was surreal and beautiful!

Blackbird youngster

One of four to fledge this week in our garden, 2 have already fallen victim to the neighbourhood cats :(


Quite a confiding bird, it stayed put whilst we got photos:)


Always elusive, barely showing out in the open, but still gave us nice views

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Goldfinch and Blue Tit

Always a pleasure to come across these beautiful little birds!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Always nice to see these birds!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Very poor and "noisy" images due to it being nearly dark so ISO 800 used. There were three of these (2male,1 female) at our local reserve. It is hoped they stick around so we can get pics in better light!


Our first fledged Blackbird from the nest in our garden - what a cutie!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Distant Bittern

Havent witnessed a Bittern coming up out of the reeds and perching on a bush before, it stayed a good five minutes before flying off. Pity it was so far away

Reed Warbler

First sighting this year for me. Very hard to pin down through all the vegetation


A few of these on the foreshore today


A happy Greylag family with 6 wobbly youngsters,