Sunday, 25 July 2010

Grey Wagtail

Typical habitat a fast flowing stream 

I do not understand the tail on this shot it is obviously to do with movement of the tail.  It appears to be a stroboscopic effect 

This bird nested in this drain pipe

Friday, 23 July 2010


Easy birds to photograph where they are not regarded as Vermin.

A Study in Brown and White

Missing the Ride

Mum's favourite

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Not an easy bird to photograph it never stops moving and the ones I have tried to approach are very wary 

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


When on the water not remarkable

Sunday, 18 July 2010


I really wanted to break my rule of three and put lots of shots of  these.

Not a typical tree to find this occasional winter visitor

A close up of the birds on top of the tree

A more appropriate tree an Ornamental Rowan

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Large trees

small stumps                                                                                                                                       

Nuthatch will nest in all of these situations 

I really like the computer abbreviation for this bird "Nutha" and use it at every opportunity.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

As can be seen my best photos appear to be of females.Hey Ho!! we all have our crosses to bear. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


An easy bird to  photograph. These are of a probable male.  One means of telling the sex is by the amount of red behind the eye, the males having slightly more .

House Sparrow

As with the Hawfinch not an easy bird to photograph. Although common and living with man they are still wary and to find them in  aesthetic  background is not easy.  This bird was photographed on the beach.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


This is the only one of these I have been able to get a reasonable photograph.

Monday, 5 July 2010


Ladies First

Should be on a "Chocolate Box"

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Any good birdwatcher will recognise this silhouette.

I must take a photo. of a  female.

Saturday, 3 July 2010


This handsome male

takes a bath
to meet this beautiful female

Friday, 2 July 2010

Tree Sparrow

Not locally common, I was lucky to find these whilst checking out a Quarry for Peregrines

Juvenile Peregrine

Two birds that fledged in a local Quarry.

Juvenile Pied Wagtail

There shots were taken at at Moore Reserve, Warrington, whilst waiting in vain for a Kingfisher.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Common Dragonflies

Male Blue tailed Dragonfly
A Male Common Blue Dragonfly

Both of these are flying at the moment and the shots were taken at Moore Reserve, Warrington