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 !
KESTREL Falco tinnuncls Wingspan 80 cm Length 35 cm Weight 150 – 250 grams Breeding pairs 45,000 pairs Habitat: The Kestrel is the most widely dispersed of the UK’s birds of prey and […]
Meet the Model – Bobby the Blue Tit , Cyanstes caeruleus Words and pictures by Peter Hanscomb The Blue Tit is an easy to recognise garden favourite. With it’s small size and distinctive blue and yellow plumage , the Blue tit is a regular garden visitor that’s wide spread throughout the British Isles and mainland […]
Meet the Model , Woody the Great Spotted Woodpecker The Great spotted woodpecker , Dendrocopos major is one of three native woodpeckers here in the U.K ( the other two species are the Lesser spotted and Green woodpecker ) The Great spotted woodpecker is actually smaller than most people imagine being roughly the same size […]