Sunday, 17 April 2022

Rare and Super-rare Birds


Above: wheatear. Below, meadow pipit.

Male ring ouzel!  Super-rare round here. There was a female too, but I didn't get a photo of her.

Below, a whinchat, a bird I've only seen once before.

Below, water vole burrows in the field off Edgeley Road.

Water vole droppings and feeding.

Little Ringed Plovers making little Little Ringed Plovers. Below, a cormorant in its breeding ruff.

Comma butterfly and a female brambling.

A beautiful back!

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Down Below Shrewsbury

male pied flycatcher

Record shot, ahem, of a male redstart.


common lizard

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Holidays and Home


Above: White Lion Meadow water vole and water vole droppings, plus a warbler of some sort and possibly dock beetles.

Below, a few days on the Pembroke coast.

yellow wagtail



little egret

Primroses - more around Cardigan than I've ever seen anywhere.



razorbills nesting

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Little Ringed Plovers and More Voles

LRP on Whixall Floods.

Enough water vole droppings here to count as a latrine.

This water vole was spooked by a loudly quacking mallard which swam past.