Spoonbills at Titchwell

As an hors d’oeuvre to a three night stay in Wells-next-the-Sea last week, we dropped into RSPB Titchwell on a warm but blustery Norfolk afternoon. Parking in the Car Park we walked down through the trees to the visitor centre, deciding first to take a look at the newly opened…

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In like a lion, out like a …… lion?

The interminable cold of this winter continues to have a hold on northern Europe and snow still lies on the ground in our patch of Hertfordshire. This has often meant that the fireside is more appealing than the outside, so wildlife watching trips have been a little infrequent, though the…

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And then there were two….

Our local wintering Barn Owl was out at it’s usual time in the quiet weather and clear skies of yesterday afternoon and put on a fine show of it’s hunting technique in the fallow meadow. After quartering for a few minutes alone, it was joined by a second bird that…

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No Words

Well, only a few.This beautiful barn owl sheltered from a light rain shower yesterday afternoon in full view of the bedroom window, before resuming it’s hunt in the fading sunlight. We were enraptured as always, cherishing every moment it was in our presence and again counted our blessings in having…

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No Blue Monday

Sleet slashed across the garden, driven by the buffeting northerly that bowed and bent shrub, bush and tree to its will. A cold day, early in February, gripped by winter.In beautiful contrast, Monday sent thoughts forward to the coming of spring and the promise of regular warmth and increased vitality.…

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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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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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