31 May 2008

Meadow Pipit

RSPB Elmley, Sheppey.

25 May 2008

Mallard and ducklings, Oare.

This family of ducks gave me a hell of a lot of pleasure both viewing and photographing them .....

Mallard and ducklings, Oare.

Mum making sure it's safe.....

Barn Owl

This is in fact the same Barn Owl taken at the Raptor viewpoint.

24 May 2008

Barn Owl at Harty

This was taken in very poor light using a panning motion, not a great detailed shot but, nevertheless a record of the sighting.

23 May 2008

Our Birding Buddy

A shot of my campervan at the Raptor Viewpoint, Harty, Isle of Sheppey, its very comfortable and has ample room for my birding and photographic equipement, northern Holland is the next trip then later in the year a month long birding trip to France and Spain.
You will perhaps notice the BBQ in the foreground with our dinner on the go.


This Turnstone had great summer colouring, a sight to behold.
Taken at RSPB Elmley 21-5-08

22 May 2008

Marsh Harrier

The end of the day and hoping for supper...

Redshank displaying

Not sure whether this is the male or the female, I have never seen this activity before, but hazard a guess I would say the male, care to comment?

Mallard and troup

Thats enough bathing for today home for supper and bed...

21 May 2008

First of the seasons Avocets

He might be small but he is very sure of himself.
Each new season and it's still a sight to behold.

20 May 2008

Nesting Little Grebe

This was take at Oare, Faversham 19-5-2008

3 May 2008

Mating Avocets

There are a great many Avocets at Elmley quite a few are on the nest, but there are still a few stragglers in mating mode.


Not very old and taken at RSPB Elmley on 2-5-08 midday on a very nice warm and springlike day, it's about time !!!