Monday, 29 August 2016

August 2016 Canop Ponds in the Forest of Dean UK

I went down to the Forest of Dean today.  One of my favourite places to sit and enjoy nature. The Cormorant always strikes me as an unusual species to be there.  Where there is good fishing though they seem to be able to find these forest ponds.

Little Grebe

Cormorant drying off in the sun


Saturday, 27 August 2016

August 2016 Meadow Pipit in close. Lesson on how tight focus depth of field can be!

This lovely meadow pipit popped up on the wire close to where I was sat quietly.  I know with the lens wide open the depth of field is very narrow but this photo demonstrates it clearly.  The wire in the foreground and back ground fade away so quickly!

Meadow Pipit

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August 2016 Cliff Top Pergrine Falcon

The local juveniles seem to be doing well.  I always love seeing them.  They always make my day. 

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon

Thursday, 18 August 2016

August 2016 Migration underway. Female Redstart

I saw this beautiful female Redstart on my small holding for the last three nights running.  On the third time that was enough to make me go back and get the camera.  Sometimes it doesn't work and the bird is long gone but this one appeared again on the post where I last saw him. Parked the Landover up and got this shot through the window.  Well pleased.

Feale Redstart

Monday, 15 August 2016

August 2016 Day off work. Where else would you go when Peregrine Falcons are close to home.

Super day today in the perfect sunshine watching these charismatic birds.  I just love Peregrine Falcons.

Juvenile Peregrine relaxing on the cliff face

Saturday, 13 August 2016

August 2016 Buzzard enjoying the summer thermals

I always remember when you had to have a trip to Wales to see a buzzard.  They are now very common through out the UK. I never tire of seeing them though.

Common Buzzard

Monday, 8 August 2016

August 2016 Little Egret picking off tiddlers!

This little Egret was going along the pool taking many little fish.  Come to think of it I haven't seen them ever take large fish like a grey heron might.  I wonder if they do?

Little Egret catching fish at will

Thursday, 4 August 2016

August 2016 Beautiful farmland bird the Yellow hammer

Never tire of seeing these beautiful birds close in.  They like to perch on the top of small trees and bushes.

Male Yellow hammer

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

August 2016 Juvenile Black Headed Gull

There was so much predation this spring that it is great to see some juveniles that have survived.  I think that the juvenile Black Headed Gull is a very pretty bird. rivalling even the adult in its colouring.

Juvenile Black Headed Gull