Saturday, 24 October 2009

Photogenic Fox

This beauty came into the garden early yesterday morning and ate the birds' bread. Probably fattening itself up so it can get through the lean and hungry winter months.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Parakeet tree

Towards dusk, I heard what I thought was a flock of noisy starlings. Looking out of the window, I found about 15 ring-necked parakeets on next door's silver birch tree. They gathered there with others swooping down to join them for a noisy chat and a bit of preening, then off they bustled in a shrieking cloud towards the woods at the end of the road. Some people hate them, but I love them and think they add colour and personality to our neighbourhoods. Though whether I'd like them to roost outside my bedroom window, I'm not at all sure. The magpie's nest is bad enough!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Red Kite mobbed by crow

We were just getting into the car today when my partner looked up and spotted what he thought was a buzzard being attacked by a crow. I raced for the camera but struggled to find them in the viewfinder so he took the photos for me. Having magnified it on the computer, it's not a buzzard but a red kite, the first one we have ever seen in this area. Very exciting!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Beautiful fox

I think I have seen a son of Russet, the beautiful, unusually coloured vixen. This young fox
was exactly the same pale auburn shade and had a wonderful thick brush. He trotted past the window then slipped down the side of the shed where there is a gap that leads through to the front garden. Naturally, by the time I found the camera he had disappeared.

Monday, 5 October 2009


Tried out the zoom lens on the new camera. The magpie was down the bottom of the garden so I was quite impressed with the quality of the pic!