Monday, 20 February 2012

Clouds of Bullrush seeds

Fascinating and once they've escaped from their stalk 
they're rather difficult to clean up. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Dunnock

Damn, I wish the cat hadn't caught one this afternoon. 

Friday, 10 February 2012


I'd like it if snowflakes were just a bit bigger, then you could see their amazing shapes 
more clearly.

Or maybe I need better glasses...

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Jackdaws going to roost

Late afternoon in Bushy Park - I heard the chattering of Jackdaws flying overhead. 
Looking up I saw a huge flock and noticed they were clearly flying in pairs. 

Sound Advice

I'm reading an excellent book: 'On Nature - Unexpected Ramblings on the British Countryside'. 
It's been produced by those great people at Caught by the River. If you've not visited their 
website, you should. One of the sections is called 'How to Bird' by Ceri Levy. He tells you 
how to find new birds: get to know the songs and calls of the common birds, then when 
you hear something you can't identify, it's probably something uncommon. 

What sound advice - today I managed to find a Nuthatch in Bushy Park.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter tracks

Fresh snowfall gives a great opportunity for tracking birds and animals. 
I reckon this is a squirrel.

Cold then Hot

Walking on water

The Grey Heron in Bushy Park finds fishing a challenge with all the snow and ice.