Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Video

Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

Wednesday last week (09/01/2019) I spent a day at Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire, with James Burman. We were there to track down one, if not both, of the Great Northern Divers (GND) a.k.a Common Loon, which are currently wintering there. On our long walk around this vast body of water (starting at the Dam), we… Continue reading Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

Birds, Encounters, River, Video

Common Kingfisher on an Urban River

On Tuesday I got up somewhat early, to arrive in Leicestershire for sunrise, where I met up with my friend James Burman. We planned to have a full day to locate, observe and film (or photograph in James's case) his local Kingfishers, which frequent a river in the middle of a fairly busy town. This… Continue reading Common Kingfisher on an Urban River

BBC, Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Local, TV, Video

Waxwing Winter

Six years ago it was a similar mild and wet December, I happened to be looking on Twitter when I saw a tweet announcing that there was a large flock of Waxwings, at the Midlands best garden centre, Webbs of Wychbold in north Worcestershire. It had been several years since the last irruption of Waxwings… Continue reading Waxwing Winter

Challenge, Encounters, Garden, Local, Plants

Day 18 – 30 Days Wild

What Caught My Eye  For day 18, I decided I would take a picture of whatever caught my eye.  The first thing that did, was a lovely Green Shield Bug! 🙂 Later I went to visit my friend Laura's pet shop, CavyNoodle Pets UK - in a village called Rubery.  The shop more or less has… Continue reading Day 18 – 30 Days Wild

Canal, Challenge, Encounters, Local, Plants, Walk

Day 15 – 30 Days Wild

Today I went a 30 minute walk along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal from Selly Oak, heading south towards Bournville 🙂 I'm not against cyclists, at all, but it would have been a lot more peaceful - and easier to take photos - if I didn't have to get out of the way of people… Continue reading Day 15 – 30 Days Wild