Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
We spent an enjoyable five hours here in Huntingdonshire, besides the birds of prey there is also a small reptile and insect house manned by a very keen and informative member of staff, and i must add that the guys looking after the birds were also very helpful and knowledgable.
Above are a few images I took for screen savers, I love the top one!
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Picture two is a pair of distant black-necked grebes. Picture three is an arctic tern and finally a Northern wheatear.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
It is worthwhile googling this place foe some superb images, there are lots of chateaus, some atop cliffs with spectacular views.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
One morning I arrived early to find it shrouded in mist but I could hear the huge flock of up to 5,000 black tailed godwits calling, (see picture above of part of the flock in flight when the fog cleared).
While I waited for the sun to break through I watched a group of mallards walking across the grass eating the spiders from the centres of the dew laden webs, also two pairs of mute swans were in a loose group and both cobs decided to make show of who was boss, they slowly approached each other in typical agression pose, they stood really close to each other and bent their necks down so that their heads were facing downwards, they both stood their ground and then seemingly with their honour intact quietly ambled back to their pens.
the top picture is of a little stint, two is a black tailed godwit, four is a very obliging goldfinch and five is a distant pectoral sandpiper, a visitor from America.