A lovely Mute Swan, Swimming in the sunshine at Kegworth, Notts.
Another photo from our trip to Nottinghamshire. There were a pair of these birds regularly flying over the caravan. From the Instagram, it has been confirmed as a Common Buzzard.
A Grey Heron seen while we were walking along the river at Kegworth. Notts, Just after this photo we had to mack track as the footpath went through a field with a heard of cows with young in it. The cows started to get too interested in us 🙂
Here is a rare recent visitor to our garden, a very handsome Jay.
I love this photo, not technically great, but I love the Four Sparrow chicks waiting to be fed on the fence.
The Goldfinches are still in the garden with a couple of young. It is fun watching the Sparrows push them off the feeders. All winter the Goldfinches have been doing the same to the other birds 🙂
Another photo from yesterday’s chick fest. This baby Sparrow was looking at the Daisies wondering if they were edible.
Very noisy day in the garden today, The flock of Starlings brought their young into the garden for feeding and stayed all day. What with the large flock of Sparrows and their young doing the same, it was extremely noisy!
Another photo from Bourne Mill, Essex from a few weeks ago. This lovely coloured Mallard Duck.
Storm going south of us
Storm going south of us
Some lovely sunsets and scenery at the Dengie this weekend.
Last night’s “Flower Moon”. A little bit hazy, but it was taken hand held.
We often marveled how this Goldfinch could hover, fly backwards and feed without ever landing on a perch. This photo shows why, it has NO FEET!
It has certainly been a few years since we had any Sparrow families in the garden, and tonight I counted 3 separate broods feeding in the garden. It looks like Sparrows are on the come-back. Sorry about the reflections etc, but I could not get too close to the window for fear of scaring them off and the sun was reflecting on the window as well.
Spotted this Crow landing in a field, so waited for it to take off again and got a fairly good photo out of a set of 4. Lots of wildlife in the area, just outside Stock, bit no real photo opportunities.
Another very elegant Mallard Duck. This one was at Bourne Mill just outside Colchester.
Another in the Duck collection of photos 🙂 Here is a Mallard Duck splashing in the River Chelmer at Heybridge Basin.
Another photo from Bourne Mill near Colchester. This Mallard was having a great time cleaning it’s plumage.
I saw this family of Coots, there were two adults and two chicks, at Bourne Mill this weekend. The chicks kept very close to their parents all the time 🙂