Tuesday, 8 August 2017

It's been a while

I've not posted anything for months so I thought I would catch up with some of the macro shots I have been taking recently.  Today it will be butterflies.

Comma



 Common Blue - female


 Common Blue - male
 


 Marbled White



 Painted Lady


 Peacock


 Small White


 Tortoiseshell


 Large Skipper


 Speckled Wood


 Small Copper


 Orange Tip


 Ringlet




 Small Skippers


 Gatekeeper


 Red Admiral




Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Swan Lake

Hornsea Mere in East Yorkshire is a great place for birdwatching, there is always something to be seen.  This is a collection of photos I took yesterday of Mute Swans, which although they may be common are certainly beautiful to look at. These Swans are all wild.









Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Raptors galore

The last few months have been great around here for raptors.  Four hen harriers, a pallid harrier, up to eight short eared owls. a couple of barn owls, lots of kestrels and a couple of sparrowhawks visiting my garden on a daily basis. Here are some photos from the last couple of weeks.

Kestrel - so close I couldn't get all of it in shot








 Sparrowhawks in the garden




Short Eared Owl
 









 Hen Harrier










Sunday, 15 January 2017

Closer to home

A few shots taken in my garden over the last few days.  Just goes to show you don't have to travel to see beautiful wildlife.
Blue Tit


 Goldfinch


 Greenfinch


 Coal Tit


 House Sparrow


 Female Chaffinch


Female Sparrowhawk hoping to catch one of the above