Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November 2016 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Woodpeckers are always exciting birds to get near.  There are three species found in the UK: Green, Great Spotted and the Lesser Spotted.  The Lesser Spotted is the Holy Grail of birds for me as I am still yet to see one ever.  Perhaps this spring coming, before the leaves come on the trees again I may get lucky.  For now here is a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Sunday, 20 November 2016

November 2016 Such a beautiful bird the Grey Wagtail

Here's another image of the Grey Wagtail.  They are such a beautiful bird so no excuses for another post including it!

Grey Wagtail

Saturday, 19 November 2016

November 2016 Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail

I went for a walk this morning on Cleeve Common looking for the Great Grey Shrike that has been seen there.  All was quiet and I thought there was going to be no new images for today and was feeling disappointed.  Decided to call in at the local park on the way home and managed to get these.  Sometimes you have to be flexible with you plans!


Grey Wagtail

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November 2016 The beautifiul Skylark on Cleeve Common UK

I went for a long walk over Cleeve Common as there is a Great Grey Shrike being reportedly seen up there.  It was a long walk with heavy camera equipment and was disappointed after a couple of hours to be walking back to the car without a sighting.  As I neared the car park a couple of Skylarks were landing in the grass and I managed to keep low and get quite near them. I think the learning point was: you can only photograph what is there.  Also be happy if you get a good picture even if it was not your original target!


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

November 2016 Expert fisherman drying out, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire UK

Cormorants are excellent fishermen but after a period of fishing they like to catch the rays and dry themselves out.
Love the beautiful blue eyes

Friday, 11 November 2016

November 2016 A trip to the Forest of Dean UK

This is one of my favourite local places the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.  Its great to get there in the early morning light. These are rare birds visiting the UK in the winter but seem to appear there regularly over the years the Great Grey Shrike.

Great Grey Shrike

Sunday, 6 November 2016

November 2016 Early morning in the Cotswilds UK.

The only decent sunshine forecast for today was in the early morning.  No excuses then, time to get up early.  Besides it is always the best time!

Roe Deer

Male Stonechat

Female Stonechat

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

November 2016 Kentish Plover Majorca

Another added bonus to being into photography is that sometimes when you do not recognise the bird at the time you can get home and get help with the identification.  This was the case with the beautiful Kentish Plover seen in winter plumage.

Kentish Plover