Toads & Frogs

And here’s one I prepared earlier, well not really I haven’t qualified for my broomstick yet! A few more trips to Dayagon Alley are needed 🙂 What I really mean to say is that I took these two pictures in early spring but omitted to post them. Spring is a good time to see frogs

House Martin Chicks

We’ve been a little concerned about the swallows & house martins this year; but all seems to be well now. Having heard of the poor weather in southern Africa just when their northerly migration was starting, it was worrying to see fewer than normal in the initial arrival. As time has gone on more &

Young Birds Video

This spring we added a new feeding station for our wild birds. It seems to have been quite a hit, especially with the youngsters. Some of them are very quick to get to grips with things, like the sparrow fledglings; others aren’t too sure at first, like a certain little blue tit. Anyway I’ve pieced

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

The greater Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is the most common woodpecker in the British Isles. In fact there are thought to be about 25 million of them living in Europe. Image Details: Focal Length 700mm 3 exposure mosaic Juvenile – note red cap Click image for a larger view … I have a particular fondness

The Ghost Swift

This beautiful moth is extremely well named, on summer nights you might see the male dancing its ghostly dance across your garden. He is trying to attract a mate with his rapidly moving wing beats whilst hovering & darting just above the vegetation. The scientific name for this moth is Hepialus humuli. The female is