The Causeway RSPB

Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve: The Path to the Lower Hide

Although the weather forecast threatened rain and poor visibility, we took ourselves up to Leighton Moss mid-week. Its about an hour’s drive away. We had to return a  bird-feeding station for the garden we’d bought there a couple of weeks ago. It was a very nice one in natural wood Read more…

Whooper Swans Flight

Flying and the Art of Levitation as Practised by Swans

Flying and the Art of Levitation have fascinated me since I was a child when I frequently made unsuccessful attempts to do either or both. I always believed that the reason I couldn’t  fly was because I wasn’t trying hard enough. Somehow I knew that this potential ability should NEVER Read more…

Tufted Duck oddball

A Tufted Duck with Attitude

A Tufted Duck with Attitude In all my decades as birdwatcher and my years photographing our feathered friends, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a face staring at me through my viewfinder. I love tufted ducks. They are pretty much the shape and proportions of those yellow plastic ones Read more…

Feathers

Feathers As a keen birdwatcher my word association with “feathers” has to be “birds”. And what a lot of gear I seem to have needed to enjoy then simple pleasure of watching our feathered friends. Over the years the equipment I carry around has evolved from (a) binoculars (b) binoculars Read more…

Throwback Thursday: Two Cygnets

  I went back 5 years in the archives for this picture of two cygnets and even after so many years I can still remember their antics. There were four of them all together out for a walk with their mum and dad. Every time they took a couple of Read more…

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