Barn Owl II

A good weekend of bird-watching and photography ended with these captures of our regularly visiting Barn Owl. If you love Barn Owls, be sure to check out this live webcam of a beautiful Barn Owl in California

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A return to Fowlmere

The Cambridgeshire Girls League football fixture list saw me in Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire on Saturday morning, so after the game I had the opportunity to drop in for a few hours to the RSPB Fowlmere reserve.A gentle stroll took in a couple of hides and produced the following bird list and…

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The first sunny Sunday of spring

I think many of us in the UK woke to a gloriously sunny morning last Sunday. A few days warm, wet weather and grey skies preceded it, which made the contrast all the more dramatic. I rejected the draw of the duvet and headed out and was immediately aware of…

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Lunchtimes at Tewinbury

My journey to work takes me along the B1000 which joins the gentle valley of the River Mimram as it passes to the east of Welwyn Garden City. Over a few days in the latter part of the winter I watched the progressing construction of bird hide at the entrance…

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Caught in a Sparrowhawk’s stare

I posted a picture on twitpic last weekend taken of a Sparrowhawk flying in acrobatic fashion around our feeding station. It was, as always, an exciting and spectacular visit with the shear speed and aeronautical ability of the bird in flight a joy to behold. The Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is…

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Barn Owl!

I captured these pictures returning from an afternoon walk through the woods. This was a special event for me as these are the first pictures I’ve managed to capture of a barn owl in Barwick. They’re not fantastic pictures and I hope to capture better, but I’m thrilled!

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Another soggy weekend and an astronomical highlight

Another weekend and another football match postponed. Not due to the weather this time but because the opposition could only muster 5 players! A weekend spring cleaning the garden then, with a short walk thrown in that allowed me to document what happens to our river after a period of…

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