Friday, 30 September 2016

September 2016 Common Buzzard. I can't resist some images when they come in range.

I can remember travelling to Mid Wales when I first saw a Common Buzzard and was very excited.  Now they are very common throughout the UK.  I still always enjoy seeing them though!

Common Buzzard relaxing on fence post.

Friday, 23 September 2016

September 2016 Spotted Crake. A new bird for me!

This is a new bird for me and that always makes me happy.  This one was at Slimbridge WWT today and was very obliging.  It would dive back into cover with any disturbance, but was often out in the open again within a few minutes.  A great bird to spend time with.

Spotted Crake

Thursday, 22 September 2016

September 2016 Night Heron S'Albufera Majorca

One of these turned up in out local park in Cheltenham UK a few years ago.  It caused quite a stir with many birders turning up to try and get images. It tended to stay well hidden under the dark over hanging trees.  I was so pleased to see these as I walked along the canal to the main park in S'Albufera.

Night Heron

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

September 2016 S'Albufera Wetland. The prehistoric looking Stone Curlew.

To me these birds look like such an ancient species.  I was really happy to be able to get reasonably close to them at S'Albufera Majorca.

Stone Curlew

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

September 2016 S'Albufera Majorca

Its great when you can combine you holidays with your hobby. It always surprised me that there is a large wetland on this sunshine island.

Black Winged Stilt

Cattle Egret and Camargue Pony

Little Bittern


Saturday, 3 September 2016

September 2016 After breeding in Iceland Black Tailed Godwits deserve time for a brush up at Slimbridge WWT UK

These birds breed in Ice Land and migrate in the late summer and autumn to join us in the UK.  It's always great when they get close to the hide especially when they take the time to have a splash and clean up.

Black Tailed Godwit