14 Dec 2008

Forever the Optimist

It will not be long now, some bulbs in my garden are already surfacing.
This shot was taken at Upper Halling, along the North Downs trackway last Spring, it's a great walk and the birding can be good.

Everyone's Friend the Robin

Taken in the car park at the Ferry House Inn, Harty, Isle of Sheppey, there was a bitterly cold North wind blowing at the time.

By Harty Church

A Guinea Fowl , several wandering about Harty Church, I think they belong to the adjacent farm

Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie at Oare, Faversham, Kent, last year, in case he misses a bird he has two spotters with him who point him in the right direction.

Heron and Marsh Frog

13 Dec 2008

Red Legged Partridge

An Art Print of Red Legged Partridges from a photograph I took a couple of years ago , and surprisingly they wandered along in front of Wellmarsh Hide, RSPB, Isle of Sheppey.

2 Dec 2008

Raptor Exhibition

A mini exhibition of some pictures of probably my favourite birds, closely followed by waders, this is arrived at because they are the principal species where I am domiciled.

Short Eared Owl

Same as the other, had a look at me and decided to exit stage left.


You have been warned.
Taken at RSPB ELMLEY, Isle of Sheppey, last year.


On the Harty Road, Sheppey last Spring. This and the other bird investigated the possibilities of this site as a home but decided the renovation to time consuming so they moved on. Or perhaps had mortgage problems!!...

Short Eared Owl

Taken at Elmley mid afternoon.

Red Kites

Long Eared Owl

As Below

Long Eared Owl

Taken at Wellmarsh Hide mid-day sitting on the post supporting the screen, the background is water and not sky, will probably never get a better shot of a L.E.O. ever.

Marsh Harriers at Harty.

Red Kites

Red Kites

1 Dec 2008


A not very camera shy Kestrel, taken at RSPB Elmley

Red Kite

The first of my promised Raptor Pictures, this will be ongoing for a few days, as I sort them out.


Taken at Oare later part of last year.


Tide coming in at Leysdowne, having fed the Turnstone are now resting.
These are one of my favorite waders.