An under-recorded bird, often overlooked for being their common cousins (Goldcrest) but these beautiful birds show more colour where it matters and sport an extra white eye-stripe, making that colourful crest stand out even more. This photo was taken as part of a small study on mimicking birds as this is the second individual that I’ve recorded singing both Firecrest and Goldcrest song.
Tawny Owl with Mouse
I’ve not taken the time to pay Ian Howell’s owl hide a visit, but I took my girl friend with me, as she loves owls and we had 3 visits from a pair of Tawny’s that are now starting to kick out the young.
Not very often you get this close to a Sparrowhawk but after a failed attempt at catching a Sparrow on the bird feeders, it landed just metres from the hide in beautiful sunlight.
Water Rail dancing on ice
Why did the Water Rail walk across the ice? Literally.. to get to the other side lol, where the water had melted in the sun, allowing it to feed in the shallows.
Osprey Balancing Act
An amazing experience getting close to our native Fish Hawks. Ospreys are a world wide loved species and it was an absolute pleasure to have photographed three Juveniles on my home patch.
Kingfisher With Fish
Bearded Tit Splits
Male & Female Brambling
Winter Great Spotted Woodpecker
Snow immediately sets the mood of this photo for me and the fact that the Male Woodpecker is slightly puffed up to keep insulated. This is my favourite woodpecker image by far.