Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Meadow Pipit

This bird obligingly sat within a few feet of me, and once I realised that the large lens needed putting on close focus I obtained these shots. This means I can get rid of a large number of photographs in my collection of this classic LBJ.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Black-winged Stilts

The top picture shows two birds fighting or going through a preamble to mating. the second photo is simply three inelegant poses in one.

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Taken on Foulney not one of my favourite waders too noisy.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Ringed Plover

Distant photograph. but published to show the size of grubs on Askam Slag Bank

Friday, 14 May 2010

Masked Lapwing

Cairns Australia

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Little Ringed Plover

Secret location in the Midlands

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Black-tailed Godwit

This Juvenile is one of many that summer at Marshside near Southport.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Taken off Foulney Island (CWT)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Kentish Plovers

Adult and Juvenile taken in Majorca. Global Warming may see these breeding in numbers in the UK.

Sedge Warbler

Classic pose, when they chose to come to the top of the reeds. The lower photo is of a singing male.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


Taken at Leighton Moss (RSPB)

Spotted Redshank

The top and second bottom show the bird in the darker breeding plumage. The other two photographs are of a bird that wintered on the Duddon and show the lighter phase plumage.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Common Sandpiper

Definitely worth clicking on to enlarge. Taken at Marshside (RSPB)


Note the Top photo. If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see the device which is part of the tongue that helps the bird pull food down into the crop.

Thursday, 6 May 2010


I have limited this Robin post to two pictures from the dozens that I have. I am experimenting with different layouts

Black-winged Stilt

This photograph was taken in Majorca. There will be more of these as they so photographic.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


This was taken at the R.S.P.B. Marshside Reserve near Southport. The birds breed in front of the main hide. It is a reserve best visited in the winter at the time of high tide.

Red Kite

This is the last Red Kite(for now). No more until they are Cumbrian Red Kites.

Red Kite

Here is another Red Kite

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Red Kites

Red Kite

My favourite bird of prey so you can expect more. These were taken at the famous Gigrin Farm in Wales.