Sunday, 22 February 2015

February 2014 At Slimbridge to see the Bewicks Swans before they depart for Siberia

Had a great afternoon at Slimbridge mainly to see the Bewick's Swan before they depart to their breeding grounds in Siberia during March

Lets stick together

Under Carriage down

Sunday, 15 February 2015

February 2015 White Black Bird!

This one seems to be surviving and doing ok.  You would think an easy target for predation!
White Black Bird!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

February 2015 Dull light, short trip to the local park

No nice sunlight, just a short trip to the local park today.  Still enjoyable with a few birds coming in close.
Dartford Warbler



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

February 2015 Snipe great to see these out in the open

The beautifully camouflaged Snipe rarely breaks into the open and poses like this. Privileged to get this view.
Common Snipe

Sunday, 8 February 2015

February 2015 Red Kite in my own town of Winchcombe Gloucestershire UK

I remember travelling to see my first Red Kite in Mid Wales.  They were very rare then.  Its great that they are now coming to see us birders at home.  Saves a lot of petrol!

Red Kite in my home town. No complaints from me!

Monday, 2 February 2015

February 2015 Short Eared Owls still in the Cotwolds

It's really great to have these Short Eared Owls in the Cotswold Hills not far from where I live.  They winter here from their breeding grounds in Scotland and the northern European Tundra.  Note sure how long they will stay now but they are so welcome.
Diving on Prey

Lucky to get this one so close. Needed to wait for the head turn!

Hunting over the grassland