Jul 072016
 
Brittany - Birding around St Malo and Dinan

Brittany, France – May, 2016 – the northern coast of Brittany in France is a great place to spend some time. The dramatic rugged coastline, sandy beaches, wildlife, food and Breton culture are well worth exploring! We were based around Cancale on the east side of the bay of Mont St Michel. Here the oysters […]

May 022016
 
Final day and finally a Caper shows

This morning I returned to Loch Garten for the Caperwatch arriving at 5.30am to find the volunteers already had a Caper in the scope much to my delight having not seen one last year at all but another guy had spend five days on the spin getting up at silly oclock to get his first […]

Apr 052014
 
Great spotted woodpecker

Comparing 2 females – Very easy to tell one from the other: Rose has curious discolored wing tips…. she is quite familiar with the place but remains shy towards other birds: 2 femelles Pic épeiche fréquentent assidûment le jardin, l’une étant plus blanche et l’autre plus marquée de rose, je les ai surnommées tout naturellement […]

Mar 072013
 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Skelleftea Sweden

I have just got back from Sweden and my workshop on golden eagles. We had a great but exhausting time getting great images of these fantastic birds. There was a male and  female pair, they came to the hide at about 20-25 yards distance giving great opportunities to get some very good images. There were […]

Feb 182013
 
Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major – Piciformes – Picidae – Remarkable facts: This bird is zygdactylous: it has 2 toes turned toward the front and the 2 others toward the back, just as all parrots. Its tong is long, viscous and has many corpuscles and the end is flat and sharp with many small hooks; the bird can […]

Feb 072013
 
Great Spotted Woodpecker male

Dendrocopos major – Piciformes – Picidae -Remarkable facts: This bird is zygdactylous: it has 2 toes turned toward the front and the 2 others toward the back, just as all parrots.Its tong is long, viscous and has many corpuscles and the end is flat and sharp with many small hooks; the bird can project it […]