Saturday, 22 September 2018

Better Late Than Never

Another post from my trip South last week.
I have not seen a Small Copper butterfly for several years, so it was good to find some on consecutive days at the same general location.











In the same area I found a Common Blue, a Small Heath and a Speckled Wood.





Small Heath


Speckled Wood



Saturday, 15 September 2018

Wheatear

What a great character the Wheatear is and very photogenic as well.
I had to travel some 200 miles South to shoot these images. 
A delightful bird that will stand and pose for you providing you don't get too close.






Local Birding colleagues will recognise the light coloured stone this one is standing on.





Friday, 7 September 2018

In Search of Anything

Searching out birds at this time gets quite frustrating. You know they are there, but finding them is something else. Perhaps a field of well grown potatos is probably not the best place to look. 
However there was something moving about and peering out at me from a distance.
I don't know how many, but I am sure there was more than one female Pheasant amongst the spuds.
Almost certainly there was a male somewhere, but not sighted.





Somewhat easier to find by sound if not visually, are a flock of Starlings on blackberry bushes.






A few shots of the local Fenland areas taken whilst out searching.








Saturday, 1 September 2018

Lesser Whitethroat

In the general area I observe birds it is usually at this time of year that if I am extremely fortunate I will, after much searching find a Lesser Whitethroat.

Around 80% of the shots I took of this Male, the bird was obscured by undergrowth of various sizes.
The colouring of a male of the species is rather nice I think.







Nearby in the same bush I took two shots of this bird, which may either be an immature female of this species or a common Whitethroat.


Friday, 31 August 2018

Parkland Walk

Scenes from my latest Parkland walk. 
A really dull day.


A marauding Mute just didn't want all these unattached swans around on his stretch of river.








Dace up for air.


Two heads are better than one. ?


Berries and flowers observed on the walk






Reflection