Broad-Bodied Chaser

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


Cormorant: Winner, Attention to Detail, Bird Photographer of the Year 2017

Monday, 30 September 2019

Wandering Chough

This young Chough was found on the Cheshire / Derbyshire border recently at Windgather Rocks (a first for Derbyshire).  Normally a resident of west coast cliffs, it was a nice opportunity to photograph this characterful corvid.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Great Egret

A few images of the Great Egret at Bretton Country Park recently:

A female Smew found lurking under the trees:

Friday, 28 December 2018

Shetland 2018

Here are a selection of images from the October 2018 Shetland trip.

On the way up! American White-winged Scoter, Musselburgh:

Melodious Warbler, Lunna, Mainland:

Common Rosefinch:

A proper Record Shot! The rarest bird of the trip - River Warbler on Unst:

Citrine Wagtail on Bressay:

Raven, Mainland:

Lesser Whitethroat, Sumburgh Head, Mainland:

Hooded Crow, Lerwick, Mainland:

Black Guillemots:

Great Skua, Loch of Spiggie, Mainland:

Shetland images:

The best bird of the trip, but not on Shetand - Bee-eater, Haltwhistle, Northumberland:

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!