Sunday, 28 March 2010

Two barred crossbill

A new bird for me in the U.K. the last one I went to see was eaten by a sparrowhawk just as we arrived! This was in a flock of 30 crossbills at the Lodge. This is the first bird to be seen in Bedfordshire since 1890.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Common Buzzard

This was near Sandon where I have permission to put my hide up in 'raptor country'. In three days this week I have seen Merlin, Hen harrier (twice), Peregrine, Kestrel and umpteen Common buzzards.

Little egret

Taken at East Hyde on 19/03/2010

Monday, 22 March 2010

Fin whale & dolphin

Fin whale
Common dolphin
These pictures were taken on a pelagic trip around the Bay of Biscay & Southern Ireland.


A nice head shot of a male singing in spring.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Brambling female

A nice view of the back markings on this thirsty traveller.


This wonderfully colourful pair were a real pleasure to photograph on a grey day in Bedfordshire.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


This fine male was very obliging at The Lodge today, it spent two minutes flying around and hovering over the brambles and chasing the small birds within but eventually left ' empty handed'

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Crossbill male

A cracking male crossbill taking a drink at The Lodge hide pool, it is a shame the sun did not come out to enhance him more.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Fallow deer

One of the stags at Holkham hall

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Long eared owl

A two hour search resulted in this picture of a roosting long eared owl, something I have
wanted for a long time, they are beautifully marked birds.


Driving past Letchworth cemetery I noticed lots of winter thrushes and driving in using the car as a hide enabled me to get this picture.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


I had only been in my hide for five minutes and this magnificent looking fox strode into view, however, just one click of the camera and it was gone.

Little egret

A handsome inhabitant of Lemsford springs