Thursday, December 15, 2005

Iceland special

at last an approachable local Iceland Gull has taken up winter feeding on hand outs in the middle of Grimsby--the afternoon light was superb as well which is such a bonus on sjort winter days --it did not seem to have worked out though what was edible and what was not!

Mediterranean magic

this second winter Mediterranean Gull seems to have taken up winter residence by the old Lincoln Castle ferry in Grimsby Docks

Monday, November 21, 2005

Purple Sandpiper

this very obliging Purple Sandpiper was at Covenham Reservoir on the 18th--the light was superb and even made the normally pea green water appear blue

Friday, November 11, 2005


Grey Phalaropes typically provide good photo opportunities and these two on Covenham Reservoir were no exception

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Waxwing season

its here again the Waxwing season, a bit like Christmas, but just the one bird so far this adult male at Normanby near Scunthorpe

Friday, October 28, 2005


the large roost of Black-tailed Godwits at North Killingholme makes a spectacular sight when disturbed by a raptor---

Saturday, October 22, 2005

dark nights

darker evenings mean that there is chance to sort through some of the year's images--the late winter was good for Waxwings and these are a couple of shots of birds from Bottesford in January

Sunday, October 16, 2005

feeding crests

a couple more shots of migrant Goldcrests from the 100's on the Lincs coast at the weekend

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Yellow-browed Warbler

one of two birds on Waters' Edge Barton 15.10.05

Friday, October 14, 2005


this superb little bird was in a single thistle on the outer sand dunes at Saltfleet having just arrived off the North Sea mid afternoon October 14th 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

bath time

Mute Swan taking a shower Waters' edge

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Little Gull in spring

one of several hundred images taken of Little Gulls on Waters' edge in May 2005--for more images see the web site at

where's the babbit?

Weasel getting inquisitive Worlaby Carrs


Mountain Hare getting off the ground--Glen Shee March 2005

the end in sight

this insect has only seconds left in this world----Red-necked Phalarope Toft Newton Lincolnshire September 18th 2005


a magical evening near Vadso June 2005

the best wader

can there be a much better looking wader than a summer Red-necked Phalarope---Varanger June 2005

predator and prey

the battle between a Pec Sand and a worm--only one winner


a wing spreader of the Waters' Edge Pectoral Sandpiper September 30th 2005


a heathland spider Laughton September 28th 2005


two drake Mallard


the sun rising over Spurn peninsular with the old lighthouse to the right from Pywipe September 29th 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Common waders can provide nice photographs --this Dunlin taking off with drops of water flying around it was the result of a nice hour spent with a small flock of feeding and bathing birds on Waters' Edge at Barton

Southern Hawker

a late male Southern Hawker Laughton Forest September 27th 2005

sunset patch

sunset against the Humber Bridge by my local patch