Sunday, 18 February 2018

A Blown Gull


My latest single image. 
A Black-headed Gull swimming against strong waves and winds.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Heron's Bad Hair Day

This Grey Heron was observed perched in an exposed position with the wind at its back causing the long head feathers to fall forward.
He wouldn't look out of place at Ascot Ladies Day.






Just for added interest a few more scene images from around the local patch.











Saturday, 3 February 2018

Lesser Redpoll

At this time of year Redpolls are a species to look out for. 
You may not see one all Winter or you could be lucky and just come across them one day, just like I did with these. 
There was only a small flock and they (as many other species do at this time) were not wasting time and feeding away ferociously. The seeds of the dead Rosebay Willowherb is a great source of food for the Redpoll and quite a favourite of Goldfinch as well.

Having classed these as Lesser Redpolls, the first one below has some markings like a Mealy Redpoll on its back although its not really white enough, so its probably a Lesser. 
I get confused with Redpolls, amongst many others I hear you say, well its a Redpoll, I just take the photographs :)
























Thursday, 1 February 2018

Common Buzzard

 Having quite a varied diet the Common Buzzard likes to add the occasional earthworm to it's menu. 
A good place to find them is around freshly excavated Mole Hills as in the images below.
Buzzards are also quite partial to a Mole if one shows up, which is probably why this one I was photographing waited around so long.