Champions of the Flyway!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Messy eaters

A misty, dew-soaked morning here in Filey was quiet but for this beautiful and accommodating female Snow Bunting on the very tip of Carr Naze. Extending the 'owners looking like their dogs' model to 'birders looking like their subjects', then I should confess to not only having a similarly dew-drenched but also husk-laden beard (after consuming a bag of mixed nuts, and evidently losing some of them, while photographing the bird). Table manners? Overrated.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Recent articles

I've just updated the wordpress site with several recent articles written for the birding media:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cheap Trills

Why have just a couple when you can too many? Or, as Andy Warhol said, always leave them wanting less. So here's a veritable shedload of Waxwing photos from a lovely afternoon out to Pickering with the old man yesterday. It was another one of those days when we hit it just right (there's been a lot of those for our many outings over the last year or so) - after dark cloud and erratic appearances before we got there, we were treated to sunshine and fantastic views soon after we arrived, as the birds fed in trees behind the swimming pool. Happy days - as is each and every one that's graced by Waxwings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Disney, Massachusetts

Superficially idyllic cute furry animal scenes from the garden last week, with American Red Squirrels, Chipmonks and American Grey Squirrels often on the lawn - although, as can be seen from the photos lower down, it was more like Fight Club when one particular Red decided to ambush a Grey by jumping off the fence and onto its adversary. Who needs Planet Earth 2?