Sunday, 25 March 2012


Greater Scaup
On the way home from seeing the Night Heron, I called in at Drift resevoir for the Greater Scaup , which was showing very close to the boathouse.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Night Heron

This lovely adult Night Heron was photographed at Polgigga in West Cornwall on 18th March. I had to wait a couple of hours before it finally gave itself up and showed out in the open to the delight of the watchers and photographers. Well worth the trip down west and I even got home in time to see my mum to wish her a happy mothers day.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Stover Park

A day spent at Stover Park near Bovey Tracey in Devon always turns out to be a good day ,with commoner species easy  to see  & photograph close up ,and the chance of something unusual..Also its very well managed with a good balance between creating habitat for wildlife and providing a nice place for people to enjoy, with no kids play areas or cafe's to make it too crowded. ( though I still try to avoid weekends )
Buzzard looking for Frogs

Buzzard eating a Frog

Cormorant fly by

Roosting Cormorant

Lesser Black Backed Gull

Mute Swan bathing

Drake Pochard 1

Drake Pochard 2

Female Pochard
I went on this occasion to try and photograph the Great Grested Grebes performing thier courtship dance , but although I saw this , it was on the oppisite end of the lake and so I did.nt get any decent shots ( but still nice to see ) I did watch a Buzzard catching Frogs though and got a couple of record shots only, as I had to photograph it through a hedge, which was a real shame as they could of been quite good. But a nice day out doing what I like doing best.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


I spent a little time photographing Nuthatches, tempting them with some broken up fatballs stuffed into holes in an old tree trunk. They find this irristable and keep returning for more. Super birds.