Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
Wing Mosaic (Broad-bodied Chaser): Winner, Nikon In-Frame Competition August 2010


Spoonbill: Birdguides Photo of the Year 2012 Runner-up

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Yellow Browed In Barnsley

A quick visit to Wombwell Ings to see the overwintering Yellow-browed warbler was worth it; the bird was found very quickly and showed well a few feet away.

Cold Weather Visitor

This lone Fieldfare arrived in my garden as it snowed heavily, feeding on nothing but apples from dawn to dusk for 5 days.  It vanished the day the snow thawed.

February Brambling

A couple of shots of a Brambling at Titchwell, Norfolk in February:

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Not a Waxwing Winter

This single Waxwing at Sprotborough seems to have got the wrong message and made the journey to the UK this winter - one of only a few in the country at present.  Not surprisingly, it has found a nice cotoneaster to hang around.

Thanks for looking!

Hawfinch at Broomhill Flash

The lone Hawfinch currently visiting Broomhill Flash - early morning at drinking pool:

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Hawfinch Action

Better late than never! With a couple of spare days over Christmas, I finally managed to locate some Hawfinches.  A group had been present around the church in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, for a couple of weeks.  I didn't expect so many; a flock of around 20 in the area, and whilst they were generally quite distant, a few occasionally appeared nearer to the road.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Autumn Highlights - Scops Owl & Rock Thrush

Scops Owl, County Durham, September 2017:

Rock Thrush, Pwll-du, Gwent, October 2017: