Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Marsh Harrier

Great views of this awesome bird, never tire of watching harriers patrolling the reedbeds. This one had success with a young coot, it can just be picked out in its talons. The light was terrible so pics not great, why doesnt it ever come this close when the light is right??!!!

Blue Tit

This pair of blueys were tirelessly collecting caterpillars for their brood.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Little Owl

Our local little owl gave great views, it is one of our favourite birds to spot and watch. This one made us smile as it appeared to be wearing a leaf hat to shade it from the sun :) We love the cheekiness of these beauties and the way they scowl!!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Lots of these lovely elegant birds at a short visit to Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve.

Roe Deer

Two nice male roe deer on the moor today, always great to see them!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


These large lizards were abundant around the ruins of Patara,


This large mantis was spotted near to the mud baths, what a beast!


We came across these two cuties on our way into the mountains. Very playful characters!

A few Turkish birds

Shown here black headed bunting, swallow, black eared wheatear and a white spectacled bulbul


We came across these birds by chance, the female was collecting nesting material, one or two males were in the vicinity but kept their distance

Sunday, May 11, 2008

White Stork

We saw quite of few of these on our visit to Turkey

Woodchat Shrike

These beautiful birds were quite a common sight for us in Southern Turkey

Turkish Little Owl

Always a pleasure to come across these adorable owls :)

Rock Nuthatch

This bird was very confiding and happy to pose for the camera. Typically its habitiat was in a rocky scrubby mountain area in Turkey