I’m glad we weren’t planning on going to the zoo today! Going last weekend was a good choice. This week we have strong winds and rain, with an amber weather warning, so staying indoors is the best idea. Despite staying indoors I can I still share some of my pictures from last week and remember…… Continue reading Birds of Folly Farm
Happy New Year, dear readers. I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2018. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10: Number 10 – Chasing Herons Number 9 – On being a biology nerd Number 8 – Top…… Continue reading Best of 2018
If I could give myself a Christmas gift this year, I think it would the gift of confidence. Not over-confidence and arrogance, but just enough confidence in myself to not feel stupid, embarrassed and not good enough. I find it very hard to believe in myself and my abilities. Even though there are many of…… Continue reading Confidence
On Tuesday I went for a walk at Cors Caron. This is a lovely nature reserve which is “an untamed mix of raised bog, reedbed, wet grassland, ponds, streams and patches of woodland”. In the summer it will be teeming with Dragonflies and Damselflies, as well as Common Lizards and the occasional Adder (if you’re…… Continue reading Heron Stalking
a migrating bird drawn inexplicably home invisible cords tug at my sternum my bones yearn to rest with you
Today I have been mostly taking photos of squirrels … However, before I subject you to an onslaught of more squirrel photos, I thought I’d give you a break with some assorted bird-life of Bournemouth.
Sometimes the creatures I take photos of express themselves quite clearly and it’s possible to capture that in a photograph. Here’s a few that make me smile 🙂 And because this song is now stuck in my head … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=III3G1egUcU Or if you prefer the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab4MsGoCjSs In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself
As I pottered in the garden yesterday looking at the ice and snow I kept hearing a bird singing beautifully. After a bit of stalking I got close enough to get a shot of this cute little Dunnock singing his heart out 🙂
I spotted this blackbird on my Christmas Eve walk the other day. He was keeping a close eye on my from his vantage point in the hedge, and I managed to get a shot before he flitted away 🙂
At the weekend I spotted this little Pied Wagtail on our roof and managed to get a couple of shots of him. The sky was lovely and blue. In the 2nd photo I was happy to catch him in action walking along the roof. He seemed to be patrolling the area.