Tuesday, August 26, 2008


A ride out on Bank Holiday Monday produced a few waders, light not perfect for photos nevertheless nice to see these. Redshank, Ruff and Whimbrel

Sunday, August 24, 2008

More Birds

Our local Barn Owl with prey, a juvenile Green Woodpecker and a overhead Curlew


At last some decent light to get better photos! Shown here are Common Tern, Ringed Plover and Meadow Pipit


Shown here are peacock, meadow brown, common blue, brimstone. The caterpillar, with its amazing camouflage is we think a Eyed Hawkmoth


Lots of Toadlets around at the moment!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Heres more pics....

"Teasel" the Weasel

This adorable little creature is now a regular sight for me and is becoming more confiding, I have named him/her "Teasel". It is such a privelege to be able to watch it at close quarters :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

British Birdwatching Fair

A great weekend! Lots to see and do. Shown here are Jonathon Scott (Big Cat Diary), Rory McGrath (signing copies of his new book), Nick Baker (Weird Creatures), also a pic of a juvenile Turtle Dove that was caught for ringing. We also saw Bill Oddie, Simon King, Chris Packham and Janet Sumner but couldnt get pics!

Rutland Ospreys

Whilst visiting the "Birdfair" we were lucky to see a pair of osprey, at great distance so only record shots!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Amazing Sunset

We enjoyed watching this sunset last night locally! Stunning

Monday, August 11, 2008

Weasel and more

I was thrilled today to have a good view of one of our cutest mammals, the Weasel. It kept popping up between the rocks checking me out :) Its a shame there was so much vegetation to take the edge of the photos! Also shown here are a Kingfisher,Lesser Whitethroat and a Linnet

Friday, August 08, 2008


Here we have a flock of Avocet, a Common Tern and a juvenile LIttle Ringed Plover