Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Little Grebe

you either like this sort of pic or you don't -- personally bill tip to tail tip images do nothing for me at all but its all personal taste -- to me this is all about the water

a little redder Red-necked Grebe

getting a bit brighter but not any tamer




its a Blackbird

a flash of a big white rump diving under a patch of brambles had me baffled this morning until it appeared with a loose flock of pre-migratory male Blackbirds in a wet grass field -- appears to be a female but the tail is very black? striking bird particularly in flight



drake Goldeneye

sometimes the head sheen is certainly purple but then suddenly morphs into bottle green

a cracking Siskin

a lone male on Waters' Edge at the weekend with loads of people walking past within a few feet of it





Bittern hunting amphibians





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Black-winged Kites

a long time since seeing this species for the first time in 1987 having been given directions to a secret location in Portugal -- how times change -- certainly my best ever views of Black-winged Kites but as photographers know there is always better light and a better angle to be had but another time !  more reasons to return to Spain - so close but often ignored