Harris Hawk flying at a display in the Denham Country Park, Buckinghamshire.

Thursday, 14 May 2015


 This Sparrowhawk was photographed at Stocker Lock, Rickmondsworth.
I was on the canal bridge when the bird appeared, flew across taking a small
bird at the bird feeder. It disappeared before reappearing down on the canal towpath.

Friday, 11 July 2014


These duck were resting on the banks of my local mill stream, the Frays river.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Little owl

 The Kensington Gardens Little owl was happy to sit in mid June sunshine.

The Tawny owls that I saw earlier in the year were being very elusive.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Young Kestrels

These young birds were spotted enjoying the evening sunshine near Yeading Brook. 
They appeared to be part of a clutch of five and had not strayed far from the nest.

Blue tits

 Blue tits nested in my sparrow terrace this year for the first time.

It was good to watch the comings and going of the adults as they were busy feeding their chicks.

Unfortunately I did not see the fledging, so I don't know how many chicks there were.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March at Maple Lodge

 Reed bunting

 Great spotted woodpecker

 Black headed gull.

 Grey wagtail  hard to spot against the bright light.

Mute swan.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Kensington Gardens January 2014

The Tawny owls are preparing to breed and this adult male is sitting at the
entrance to the nest hole. The female is at work down inside preparing a nest.

The size range of birds in the gardens is quite large, from
the Coal tit above, to the Ring necked parakeet below.


This smart glossy fellow came to see if anything was for him as I ate
my lunch in Kew Gardens. He was lucky, how could I resist!

Thursday, 22 August 2013


This fellow popped in to wash the town dust off his feathers.

Young Heron

This young Heron was enjoying the summer weather at Long Water, Kensington Gardens.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Juvenile Blackbird

Young birds show that they are members of the Thrush (Turdidae) family.