At the moment the most numerous birds in the garden are Goldfinches, Wood Pigeons, and Starlings. I’ve noticed something interesting with the latter. Advertisements
I’ve been spending a bit of time in Flamborough recently, but with little time to really enjoy the wildlife. So, with a spare half hour yesterday, I thought I’d see what was around Thornwick Bay.
Last week we had a trip to RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Birmingham. It’s a pleasant place to spend some time, but delivered one genuine surprise that defied the birdbooks.
Posted in Birds, Books, Ethology, Invertebrates
Tagged birds, Goldfinch, Great crested grebe, greenfinch, Lakes, Little Egret, Middleton Lakes, moorhen, nature, Nuthatch, reed bunting, reserve, rspb, swan, water rail, Wetlands, wildlife
A few recent days out have again shown how foolish it is to ever say “I won’t bother with my camera”. It’s brilliant to be in the moment, but you can miss great opportunities that may not reappear. I’ve had … Continue reading
A day of elusive insects and amphibians in Derby last weekend, but there were some treats amongst the frustrations.
Back in June in my slightly abortive 30 Days Wild 2016 efforts, I took a bunch of photos of Grey Seals off the Cornish coast. I was meaning to get round to posting them, and a recent story about the … Continue reading
With a day to myself after the horrors of the EU referendum, I decided on a trip to North Cave Wetlands, a site I’ve often passed and never yet visited. It didn’t disappoint, and yielded some of my favourite photos I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in 30 Days Wild, Birds, Invertebrates
Tagged birds, damselfy, dragonfly, hornet, insect, nature, north cave wetlands, wildlife, yorkshire
Since the floods that hit York over Christmas I have only once seen a water vole on our local river. A brief walk this evening yielded a very pleasant surprise…
Sunday was a delightful day and a trip to the coast beckoned. This was a slight gamble as the East Coast had been virtually impassable due to a thick sea fret the day before. But fortunately there was nothing but some light … Continue reading
Before we start with the results, a couple of important confessions. Firstly, most of the photos you will see here were not taken during the actual birdwatch. As you may know, I had planned on using a remote camera trained … Continue reading
Posted in Big Garden Birdwatch, Birds, Tech stuff
Tagged big, bird food, birds, birdwatch, birdwatching, garden, nature, rspb, wildlife, york