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

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Woodpigion

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.


Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sand martins

These Sand martins have an exclusive address. The Grand Bridge, Blenheim Palace.


Monday, 3 June 2013

RSPB Sandy

The Lodge, Head office of the RSPB. Very nice surrounding for a workplace.

Even the Phesant enjoyed the late showing of Bluebells at the end of May.

Our first star bird of the day was this Raven, one of the family that had nested and hatched
three young in the area around the hillfort, on Gallery Hill.

The late spring sunshine brought the butterflies out, here a Speckled wood....

...... and a Small copper.

There was lots of activity in front of the Meadow hide. 
A cock Pheasant was courting these two hens.

The pool was very popular with many birds, this Great Spotted woodpecker enjoyed the water....

..... and the peanut feeder.

Nice to see this Nuthatch, a dainty little bird.

Monday, 8 April 2013

London Parks Owls 2013

The Kensington Gardens owls where slow to show themselves this year,
but with the long cold winter this year, who can blame them.
Above is one of the proud Tawny owl parents.

This inquisitive ball of down is one of the chicks.

This Grey heron enjoying a paddle in Long Water, looked very fine in the rare winter sunshine.


Follow the link below to the Owls of 2012

Monday, 18 February 2013

Siskin

Male Siskin, one of a pair visiting my garden bird feeders in the cold weather.

LWC Bitterns


One of Four birds seen on the day, here photographed by the light of the setting sun
from the recently refurbished and equipped Hadley hide. The end of a perfect day.

Smew

Female Smew at London Wetland Centre seen from the Peacock hide. This is a wild bird.


This is a pair of captive birds in the WWT collection at LWC.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Bearded tits

Two hen birds were showing very well in the small stand of reeds
close to the Princess of Wales Memorial fountain. Hyde Park. London





Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Fieldfare

The few days of winter snow encouraged some rarer visitors, including this one.

Blackcap


This male is a regular visitor to my garden and bird feeder.