feeding

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!

If you would like a print of this picture you can get one here – shop.markseton.co.uk/Wildlife/i-X3Dtq47/A


I got Debbie a new bird table for Christmas and we have had the first visitors to it – they may not have all arrived at the same time ;-). The Sparrows, Doves and Tits are still rather suspicious of it and haven’t yet ventured into it…


The buddleia has now come into flower in the back garden and the butterflies are taking full advantage of it. At one point we had four of these small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) feeding on one flower – trouble was there was quite a breeze which was freaking them out so catching them proved to be quite tricky…


Taken in the back garden, this Starling fledgling was not impressed to see mother leaving!

I’ve been getting a lot of shots of the garden birds recenty having invested in a tele-converter…which basically means I can get twice as close to the birds with my camera even though I’m stiil stood in the kitchen! More shots will be available on the Flitch Photography site shortly.

 


I caught this photograph of a hoverfly feeding on nectar down by the River Pant between Great and Little Bardfield


15Feb

Where’s my Breakfast?

Marching around Dunmow after the snow fall a couple of Sunday’s ago I spotted this character searching out his breakfast:

Where's my Breakfast?