Sunday, 29 January 2012

St. James's Park

Smew - despite later finding out that the two Smew photographed had been pinioned, I still felt it was right to share these photos of such a stunning duck on my blog. I have only had three distant views of Smew previously, so to get close up views was amazing, if slightly overshadowed by the fact their wings are clipped.
Smew









Smew

Hyde Park

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

6 species of bird in one shot: (from front to back) Grey Heron, Moorhen, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black-Headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull)
















                                Carrion Crow
Juvenile Grey Heron
Jay
Common Gull
(from left to right) Common Gull, Black-Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull
Great Tit

Garden

Redwing

Saturday, 14 January 2012

RSPB Elmley Marshes

Short-Eared Owl
Short-Eared Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Little Owl
Little Owl

Sunset

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Female Bullfinch returns...

A female Bullfinch appeared on the garden feeders this morning for the first time in at least four months.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Great-Spotted Woodpecker story continued...

Male Great-Spotted Woodpecker (the red mark on the back of its head makes it a male).

This bird has been visiting our garden feeders regularly for about three months now and we see it most days. There is a good chance that this is the same bird that we saw at the start of the last breeding season, which disappeared leaving the female to raise the offspring in a nest hole we located (whether she was successful we do not know). Hopefully he will still be here for spring and the female will turn up soon. I will keep you posted...

For the previous entry about the woodpeckers follow the link below

http://robertchapmanswildlifephotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/great-spotted-woodpecker-feeding-young.html