Amphibians, Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Farm, Film, Video

Wildlife in March

Despite Snowmageddon, the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, some animals will still be going about their business as usual, if you can believe it!  The videos below are of what you may see if you venture out, if not, then you got to enjoy these species in detail in the comfort of your home, and maybe would… Continue reading Wildlife in March

Birds, Coast, Encounters, Exploration, Film, Nature Reserve, Video

Canned Hilbre

⬆️ The video mentioned in the blog-post ⬇️

Elliot Montieth

Joined up with midlands naturalist Adam L. Canning for a trip over to Hilbre Island, Cheshire yesterday for a winter fix of waders and sea ducks. A total of 7hrs was spent on the island with Adam, resulting in a number of notable species: Purple Sandpiper, Common Scoter, Rock Pipit, Brent Goose (ssp. hota), Common Eider and an unseasonable Northern Gannet to name but a few.

The perfect lighting gave way for some ample photographic opportunities of the wintering Purple Sandpipers on the island, I’ve uploaded several onto the blog. Hopefully you’ll be able to make out the purple iridescence which gives them their name.

Purple Sandpiper_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 1_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 3_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 4_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sand_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Other bits and bobs…

Common Scoter_edited-1 Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)

Eider on Hilbre_edited-1 Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

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Birds, Conservation, Encounters, Nature Reserve, Vlog

Wildlife in February

So, it's February and quite a lot of us are seeing signs of spring.  But what wildlife is there to see?  Well, here are my four short fact filled informative videos; on some cool bird species you should look and listen out for this month! Enjoy 🙂 (2012) https://youtu.be/HBS2ZJHv2dY https://youtu.be/QF7J135u3P8 * irruptions https://youtu.be/mmFgacI4mLI (2016) https://youtu.be/p-90-r2MTGw… Continue reading Wildlife in February

Birds, Coast, Conservation, Country Park, Countryside, Encounters, Farm, Film, Garden, Local, Nature Reserve, River, Video, Vlog, Walk, West Country

Wildlife in December

Out of the videos I have made, these three videos are definitely some of my 'favourites', as I love Water Rails, Whooper Swans and enjoy feeding the birds, and playingaround in the kitchen.  😀 We were pretty much Frozen Britain recently, certainly in the West Midlands... Packed full of fun facts (2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdxI-9iWVws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEn4Z08BOK8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF1BsPYv7g8 Thanks… Continue reading Wildlife in December

Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Video, Vlog

Wildlife in November

Look up, look down, look all around!  Up in the air or on the ground! 😉 Informative videos (2011):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K1njOvAfWc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bPwhZqON0M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb6ycnck2gM Richard Hampshire is a top man. 🙂 Thanks for visiting! 😀

BBC, Conservation, Countryside, Encounters, Environmental, Holiday, Nature Reserve, TV

The Annual Rutland Romp! 2

From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th I attended the 29th annual Birdfair – if you don’t know what that is and haven’t read my post from two years ago: click here! Due to prior commitments I didn’t attended last year and this year I almost never went.  If you remember my post about Birdfair two years ago, you… Continue reading The Annual Rutland Romp! 2

Birds, Country Park, Countryside, Encounters, Farm, Garden, Greenbelt, Insects, Video, Vlog

Wildlife in August

A lot of birds are quieting down now, but Yellowhammers 🐤 are continuing to sing away!  Plus this is another great month for seeing some beautiful Butterflies! 🦋  (The videos below were made a few years ago) https://youtu.be/bjo0V4ArOSc  https://youtu.be/JFYCvZzwJpw  https://youtu.be/QA4ZW4o4mDw  Thanks for visiting! 😊