Friday, 30 July 2010


I had a surprise whilst gardening in Ickleford at dads, a sudden whoosh above me caused me to look up to see a peregrine moving away after trying for one of the large numbers of wood pigeons that populate the fields adjacent to his house, typically I had not taken my camera with me!!!

Common buzzard

One of three buzzards that flew around me as sat in my usual area waiting for some raptor movement in the Sandon area.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Pied wagtail

I took this while waiting (in vain) for the bluethroat to show at Welney, it certainly had a beak full.!

Starling juvenile

This youngster was mooching about for food under my feeders and completely unperturbed by my encroachment to photograph it

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Forest bug

A species of shield bug and a very fine individual, crawling across Lesley's blouse after investigating her binoculars at length. I really must get a macro lens to do these justice!

Garden tiger

A cracking little caterpillar