Friday, 29 May 2015

Rabbits....close to home!

I have always known about these Rabbit warrens that are a 10 minute walk from my house, but because of the locality of them and being close to work  (those of you that know me will understand) I have never really given them another thought.

That is until the other day when myself and Anne decided to go for a walk, after trying to ignore the antics of the young Rabbits I just had to watch for a while and decided on a plan of attack!! After all it really was an opportunity not to lose.

You could see were the saying "breeding like rabbits"came into it's own after watching all the different age groups of Rabbits out in the field.

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Monday, 18 May 2015

More time down at the Feeding Station

I have been going down to the farm at least a couple of times a week just to keep the feeders topped up mainly and also to observe what is happening.

I have noticed on several occasions that a pair of Pheasant's have been coming to feed, but at certain times! So an hour before they were due I got myself comfy at ground level in the hide and waited.

I was still entertained by the many finches that are coming to feed especially the colourful Yellowhammers, and surprised by the numbers!

Even the sound of the shutter does not put the birds off, but it is comical to see the Pheasants trying to see where the noise is coming from and at one point came even closer to me thinking that the noise was behind them!!

Here are a small selection of shots

And we cannot go without a picture of a fine male Yellowhammer

The above shot is not cropped, I put this in to show how close the birds will come.

If you want to give it a go in the hide, and don't forget you are lying down then contact me on

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Saturday, 2 May 2015


A friend of mine decided I needed a change of scenery, and so that was it a day on the coast at Bempton.

Of all the years I have visited Bempton I have only, now let me think, ok maybe once but no more than twice, have I ever got there and the weather was just right; the wind in the right direction, not too sunny and of course the birds doing their stuff within touching know what I mean!!

And of course this particular day was no exception, once again the weathermen/ladies had got it wrong, apart from that bit in the afternoon when the sun did go in behind the cloud that eventually arrived!!!

It is also one of those places that when I get there it does not fill me with excitement and I sometimes think .....why????? But never the less out comes the gear and the photography starts.

I was drawn to a familiar song at one of the view points, one that unfortunately you do not hear very often in Derbyshire, and that was the song of the Corn Bunting, a few shots were got before the bird decided to go and perch on a barbed wire fence out of range.

After this we both started to photograph the sea birds of which we and 1000's of visitors come to see, unfortunately there was not a lot happening, you could see that the grass pulling for the nest's had taken place, although saying that we did find some birds still lining their nest's and they were taking the grass from further down the cliffs, but most of the birds were taking it in turns to go out to sea and sit at their chosen nest site.

A selection of Gannet shots



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