Thursday, 30 March 2017

My local patch

One of the things I like about doing a Blog is that the images you take don’t have to be taken on the same day. Theses images were taken in the same area but on different days the 19th and 21st of March.


Grey Wagtail

Gathering nesting material

Long Tailed Tit

Song Thrush

A record shot (taken with a 500mm lens). Comma my first Butterfly of the year taken on the 19th.

Peacock second Butterfly of the year same day with the same lens

Monday, 27 March 2017

Great Crested Grebe

A few shots taken on the 19th of the Great Crested Grebe on Killingworth Lake.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Hawfinch & Red Kite

We had a trip to the lakes last week and a visit to Sizergh Castle to see Hawfinch. First morning there, they were a no show so I went back early next morning. There was a Hawfinch watch on that morning so to protect the birds the public were kept well back. One male and one female were seen feeding with Greenfinch. Unfortunately, I only had an hour so only managed half a dozen very distant shots. On the way back over the moors, two Red Kites were flying low over the heather. By the time I stopped the car I was only able to get shots of one of them, L0 which unfortunately has no name.

Female Hawfinch. Taken from distance so a large crop

You can just about see a male Hawfinch popping its head above the grass bank

Red Kite L0


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Far Pastures

Had a couple of days at Far Pastures last week. Pictures shown in the order I took them.


Mating Toads


Kite pulling shapes


Kite being chased by a Buzzard

Roe Deer


Male Reed Bunting


Female Reed Bunting


Sorry about the dodgy picture but it’s my first Chiffchaff of the year

Kite with lunch