Monday, 29 September 2014

Garden Bird

Found this somewhat dishevelled Red-legged Partridge in the garden this morning.


One Day Last Week

Some images from a day out last week.





Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Monday 22nd

Visited Far Pastures on Monday for the first time in a while and the water levels have gone down
considerably. The Kingfisher put in a brief appearance but where it landed, it was almost hidden by the foliage. Just outside the hide was what I think is a Migrant Hawker, it was just far enough away to get a shot with the 500mm lens. A Water Rail also put in a brief appearance but was chased by a Moorhen not to be seen again, at least while I was there.
Shibdon Ponds seemed to be a Mecca for Lapwing and Redshank, there was loads of them. Also at Shibdon were a couple of Greenshank and a couple of Ruff.



Migrant Hawker?

Water Rail (and Snipe)




Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Last Week

On holiday last week visiting my wife’s relatives but managed to get in a few days of photography as well. The Red Kites and Buzzards, which were fantastic to watch, were taken at Gigrin farm near Rhayader in Wales, the butterflies were taken at Berrington National Trust near Leominster in Herefordshire. Here are just a few of the images I took. The first three images are of a "White" Red Kite.

"White" Red Kite

Red Kite



Red Admiral


Small Tortoiseshell

Mating Whites

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Yet Again

Another garden tick today this time a Chiffchaff. I only managed two pictures, this is one of them, before it was off.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pit Stop

A nice garden tick today in the form of a passing migrant, a Wheatear. It was in the tree next to the garden but by the time I got the camera out it was on a neighbour’s roof.



Sunday, 7 September 2014


For the second year in a row the scarecrows have visited our village. Here are just a few of them.