Another Wednesday in the lockdown hide , ok in reality that’s my back garden. Up early again to try and photograph the early bird , however I’m not the only early riser. My next door neighbour has also set his alarm , not to photograph his garden wildlife however but to demolish his garden patio. I think it goes without saying a sledgehammer on concrete slabs doesn’t lead to a great day photographing wildlife. Loud as the garden renovations over the fence might be , they are no match for my trusty Bose noice cancelling headphones ( over makes are available ) and at least the pigeons and blackbirds haven’t been scared off by the constant noice. One of the pigeons even managed a little meditation, must have been watching the squirrel !
If you follow the blog you might know that the humble Blackbird is by far and away my favorite British bird. A common sight in many gardens , including my own garden this overlooked bird has a special place in my heart. It might be it’s cheeky look, or maybe the way it hops across […]
Meet the Model – Norbert the Nuthatch words and images by Peter Hanscomb Say hello to Norman , the Nuthatch Sitta europaea. This small agile and busy tit-sized woodland bird has a short tail, large head and a woodpecker-like bill. Nuthatches are the only bird that will climb up and down tree trunks in mature […]
The latest addition to hide visitors , a Great spotted woodpecker. He has been hammering away in a tree less than five metres from the hide. Despite the unmistakable sound , and with little foliage in the way he has eluded all attempts by myself to firstly spot and then photograph him. However Graham manage […]