We had a great time watching these Sand martins in the nests in the cliffs just south of Pakefield.
Another photo of the Sparrow Hawk feeding in the garden. I am quite pleased with these photos as they were taken through a window and the bird was 40′ away. I have printed this photo out as A3 for the wall, it looks quite spectacular.
A Sparrow Hawk feeding on a baby Pidgeon that it took out of the nest at the end of the garden.
We have lots of House Sparrows at the moment. Here is a ‘cute’ photo of a mother feeding one chick while the other one waits for his turn.
The other chick did get fed next.
A great day last Saturday at the Duxford Airshow. The photographic conditions were fairly challenging for me. One direction was blue sky, the opposite direction was haze into the sun. Still I am quite pleased with the results.
The sparrows are eating us out of house and home! Mind you, the chicks like the one I photographed today are cute!
This weekend I spotted a lovely pair of Pheasants walking along the edge of a Rape field. These were process with the ON1 Raw 2018 program. I still have not quite got the hang of it yet.
This lovely Red Kite was flying over us a lot last weekend giving me plenty of time to take it’s portrait. 🙂
One of the lovely Dunnocks I was watching last weekend.
Great fun watching the Sparrows and Dunnocks feeding off the seeds in the bushes this weekend. Our caravan makes a great hide, I can sit in comfort taking photos through the open window.
Snowing this morning, managed to get a few photos of the Goldfinches through the window. Too cold to go outside to photograph them! 🙂
We had a lovely walk along the river at Little Waltham the other day. There were this lovely pair of Canada Geese there.
I saw a flock of Birds that I did not recognise on my walk at Canvey West Marsh a couple of weeks ago. Asking around it seems that they are Lapwings.
Here are some photos I took last Friday afternoon. I was walking in the RSPB reserve at Canvey West Marshes and through the trees I saw this Buzzard hunting in the reeds. I was so luck being in the right place at the right time.
We still have about a dozen Goldfinches that did not migrate south for the winter. They love the Sunflower kernels and we regularly have a few waiting in various parts of the garden to feed on the feeder.
Why is it when you have 2 bird baths with clean water in them, the Wood Pigeon wants to drink the dirtiest water in the garden? 🙂
With this cold snowy weather, I am still processing the photos from last weekend as that was the last time I was able to just sit down and watch the birds. Here is another action shot of a Goldfinch coming in to land on the feeder.
Here is another photo from the weekend. I love this photo, although it doesn’t show a lot of detail, I love the light shining through the wing.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, this lovely Robin was singing it’s heart out in the sun, today it is snowing hard out there!
It has been a busy morning on the feeders. As soon as one leaves, the next bird is waiting to take it’s place. Sometimes they don’t wait that long before making it known it is their turn. 🙂