How to spot the difference between these two (almost) identical birds.
Marsh Tits and Willow Tits are almost impossible to distinguish by sight alone – their call is the main way to tell them apart. But how can you differentiate them if they’re not making any noise? Here’s a great example – photographed through my office window!
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A very rare Long Tailed Tit with two tails…
I know most people like cute kittens, but I’d say the little face on this Long Tailed Tit is right up there on the cutenessometer! Continue reading “So cute!”
I’m not complaining – but there will be no blossom on my Cherry Tree this spring!
Bullfinches have a fearsome reputation amongst fruit growers. A pair (and Bullfinches always operate in pairs) can wreck a commercial orchard in just a few days. As gorgeous as they are – some folk consider them to be a pest!
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Caught red handed pinching crab apples
It’s been a busy year for Fieldfares. We’ve had flocks of 30-50 birds, chack-chacking around the hedgerows and squabbling over fruit in our neighbour’s crab apple tree.
Continue reading “Winter Fieldfares”
I wasn’t expecting to see an Egret at the end of the garden!
We’re lucky enough to have a field at the end of our garden. And even luckier to have an Egret wandering around it too!
Continue reading “Little Egret”
Have you ever caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye and thought to yourself ‘Hello! I wasn’t expecting THAT!’…
Maybe I’m easily distracted. Or maybe I spend too much time looking out of the window, but earlier this afternoon I saw a dot in the sky that had me running for my camera. And the reason I ran was because I knew this bird was something special. This wasn’t any old bird. This bird was a Falcon. Continue reading “Peregrine or Hobby Falcon?”
Dastardly deeds have been happening in the garden…
I’ve genuinely struggled to get a photo of the villain that’s been reeking havoc in the garden. I’m sorry, but this best I can do for you.
Continue reading “Stop the pigeon”
A cheeky little wader, running up and down the beach, cheating the waves
Personally, I’d say it was a bit too cold to be toe-dipping in the sea – but not for this little Sanderling!
Continue reading “Sanderling at Bracklesham Bay”
Hobby Falcon near Midhurst in Sussex
Ok – so this is a RUBBISH photo, BUT it was taken on my iPhone WHILST I was running down the garden to take the picture!
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How to make a Swallow happy!
Now I’m quite pleased with this! For two reasons… Firstly I’ve created a home-made nest for our feathered friends and secondly my lighting cables (which were never installed to be photographed) look quite neat!
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