This female Sparrowhawk caught her dinner in our back garden – I noticed the fact when I walked into the kitchen to make a cup of tea…you couldn’t miss all those feathers. I was able to pop my lens through the cat flap to get to the birds eye-level and capture the action!

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We visited Warley Place at the weekend and saw various birds, but the best shot (in pretty dark conditions) was this Nuthatch.

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More youth action from Doctors Pond this morning.

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The Moorhens around Doctors Pond have been doing very well this year…lots of Chicks. We didn’t have any Moorhens here until 4 or 5 years ago, we now have at least 2 well established families.

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I’ve been wondering whether we would get any goslings on Doctors Pond this year, the ducks have produced, the moorhens have produced…and finally we have goslings!


Look, it’s been raining, and I’ve only just got up, and I’ve not had time to brush my hair…


You’ve heard of a bird in the hand…well here’s a Sparrow in the tree…doesn’t have the same ring to it really 😉


I always think that I’ll spend a bit of time on these sort of anniversary shots like the 250th shot of the year…I always either don’t realise it’s the anniversary or I simply don’t have the time or opportunity to get a good shot…rather like today.


Look. it wasn’t ‘cos he hissed at me for no good reason…he’s a young ‘un…really!


Occasionally we get the odd Greylag Goose paying a visit to Doctors Pond and this chap was a fine specimen, strutting his stuff amongst the squabbling ducks and Canada Geese. Sad to report that we are down to 4 ducklings now from the original 7.