Monday, February 20, 2012


I was glad that I put some old apples out during the cold spell as they seem to have drawn this female Blackcap into the garden.  It's also given me the opportunity to use my kitchen window for taking a few photographs and to practice with using flash to enhance the very poor light conditions.  Taking pictures through glass is hardly ideal though.
A lovely bird to watch - very aggressive towards the resident Robins.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Life in the Freezer

A catch up from the cold snap and a few days feeling under the weather myself with a temp of -10 degrees on Saturday in Willington at 11am.

The Goldcrest was taking advantage of the scarcity of liquid water in my garden and the Goosanders graced the weir at Great Barford.  Only drakes on this occasion but over a dozen had been reported.

I'm always amazed at how nature survives our weather extremes.  The hares numbered double figures and cared more about boxing than finding somewhere to shelter.  No David Attenborough though - maybe too cold for him?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

It Snowed

A nice fall of snow last night but the light was horrible for photography this morning.  I gave it a go never the less making a complete mess of my exposure settings.
The Kingfisher has a tendancy to sit still during these cold snaps and use up less energy flying up and down the river.  Two previous harsh winters has hit these birds hard so let's hope this cold snap doesn't last.
The snow sculpture modelled on a certain Jack Russell me thinks!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Taste of the Tundra

With the weather feeling arctic-like, these Tundra Bean Geese on the ice at Blunham are probably feeling at home.