More Rain

Today’s weather continues wet and windy. I tried to venture out for a walk yesterday while there was a patch of sunshine but it was raining again before I could get further than the front door. So today I give you a photo which shows the view from my window! There is a village outContinue reading “More Rain”

Garden Visitor

This little guy and a friend (sibling?) have been hanging around the garden cheeping a lot. Maybe he’s recently fledged and is calling his mum to come feed him. I’m not sure, but he seems to always be there perching in a bush or on a branch cheeping and peering curiously at me. I believeContinue reading “Garden Visitor”

Goslings at Ynys Hir

Goslings at Ynys Hir, a set on Flickr. I promised you goslings today and here they are. These were in a much quieter area of the nature reserve, away from all the noise and flapping and splashing that was going on elsewhere. It was a little tricky getting the shots as they were behind treesContinue reading “Goslings at Ynys Hir”

Dinner time for birds

I’d forgotten about these shots I got of birds feeding at Ynys Hir a couple of weeks ago. I was borrowing Bruce’s 70-200mm lens and I was pretty pleased with these. I’ve not taken many shots of birds really as I tend to go for the macro shots normally. In these photos you’ll see blueContinue reading “Dinner time for birds”


I got a few shots of wings at the weekend – mostly birds in flight but also one which was in the middle of flapping its wings while on the ground. There’s a couple of Herring Gulls, some Shelducks and Canada Geese. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Shelduck before so I was quiteContinue reading “Wings”

Pigeon Parade

When the pigeons at Coy Pond weren’t washing, they seemed to spend a lot of time strutting their stuff in front of anyone who would look. The males were puffing up for the ladies and cooing seductively (well I assume lady pigeons find it seductive, although they mainly looked unimpressed). So of course, I tookContinue reading “Pigeon Parade”


I’m back home now, but still have some photos to post from my trip to Bournemouth. I mentioned that there were gulls as well as ducks and pigeons up at Coy Pond, and today we have some photos of them. They were all black headed gulls, which are somehow nicer than herring gulls (in myContinue reading “Gulls”

Bathing Pigeons

We were at Coy Pond today again watching the ducks and gulls, and the pigeons were hanging around as usual, but today it seemed that they were feeling a bit grubby as several of them decided to have a wash at the edge of the pond. They looked quite funny and I took a fewContinue reading “Bathing Pigeons”