I didn’t do too much birding today; instead I spent 5 hours in Gloucester looking at Camera rucksacks. No good there. So I wasted my day, but I made a turn towards Cannop Ponds and snapped this Mandarin Duck.
Monday, 31 March 2008
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Blue Tit at Cannop Ponds
A nice shot of the Blue Tit about to fly away. That is a piece of peanut being crushed up, that's better for them than whole one.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Wren. Photo at Lydney
Friday, 28 March 2008
Blackbird at Lydney recreation ground and pond
It was a half rainy day, lovely the rest of it. But, it started to rain every time I got my camera out. The only thing that I caught was this Blackbird in the sunnier period.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Mandarin Duck (female) Photo at Cannop Ponds
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
You know that it's a lovely day, and you just want to get out and see local birds; well I couldn't do it. Because my life was full today. I was meeting a man, my kids were coming to stay, I had to do the shopping and go to the library, apart from that, I did find an hour to do my favourite thing.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
The Magpie, you either love or hate them. They have a bad chattering sound, they pinch the eggs from the tinyest of birds, but they are good looking.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
While I was getting around, I noticed a growth on a tree, it has taken me by surprise - I definitely don't know what it is? It seems like a fungi or something. I don't think the tree was dying though. Any offers?
Friday, 21 March 2008
It was a very young Rabbit. It seemed to be lost, but after a minute or two it ran away again. Good luck bunny!
Thursday, 20 March 2008
The Khaki Campbells stick together all the time. Here at Mallard Pike, they look quite well, instead of the Farmyard where they were waiting for eggs. I know, because I used to be one, and now it makes me vomit.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Monday, 17 March 2008
Well, and I thought that I was getting obese. This Reed Bunting really takes the cake.....................
Sunday, 16 March 2008
They are back! As many as 100, swooping and diving above the first pool in Harbour Lane, Lydney. Swallows are here a little early, but I don't mind.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Another picture from Slimbridge WWT, it was taken in December 2007, why you may ask, but its raining. This is Blue-winged Teal.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Not a very good picture of the Sparrowhawk, but it was raining, drizzling or something. It is looking for something to help cure the pain in its stomach. Probably a bird, as its great desire.
On David Slater's website (http://www.djsphotography.co.uk/) is the most beautiful things you have ever seen. It's the Wild Boar. The story behind this, well, he tells it better than me. http://www.djsphotography.co.uk/British%20Mammals/Wild%20Boar.htm
Really nice one.
Really nice one.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
The Common Tern is a fantastic bird, coming about April and leaving in October. I filmed it about June of last year. The one was wearing a ring on its left leg, but I was too far away to get that in the photograph. It comes to our lake every year, so I’ll keep my eyes open.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
This poor Mute Swan was being attacked by the other two who felt that the lake (Lydney), was only any good for them. The cob is so aggressive, that he’s capable to hold onto the neck and it sometimes kills the other. It looks rather nasty, and it is.
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
On the Herefordshire border is an angling hangout, and there was plenty of birdlife as well. But it was too wet to take any pictures, except this, a bright spell, I managed to take this one, it’s a sculpture of Cormorants, made in metal.
Thanks Brian for all you said http://www.brianswildlifephotos.blogspot.com/
Monday, 10 March 2008
It has been a wet and windy day, last night the wind got up to 75 kmh. And, we weren't the worse. I couldn't get much birding done, so I went into my archives to find the Smew.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
The beautiful Kestrel. This one stopped and showed me what she can do, diving for worms and voles. She waited for about 45 minutes and then started to fly off again.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
The Herring Gull lives on roof tops, by the sea, factories and dockyards. They rarely settle in towns. They are always diving after scraps, of fish that have been thrown away.
Friday, 7 March 2008
Here is the back view of the Wren, a lovely shot. It can stay in one place for many minutes, whistling for a mate.
Thursday, 6 March 2008
The Wood Pigeons are everywhere and you either hate them or love them. But, you got to say, it's quite beautiful.
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
The Black Swan was taken on a visit to Slimbridge WWT, which is why they will never be on our lakes and rivers. They come from Australia. They are like ours, only black instead of white.
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
The Song Thrush is the most tuneful of all the birds in this country. This year, I’m afraid; they don’t seem to be so many. I hope that they are in next year crop!
Monday, 3 March 2008
Sunday, 2 March 2008
A Blackthorn tree, at least I think it is. It makes you feel its spring time again; but it’s March 2nd. Things are strangely not in tune. Nor me…………………
Saturday, 1 March 2008
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