Horse and Cattle Egret - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Horse Egret

There are two white horses together with their attendants at Lago di Alviano. This is a Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis, riding a …

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits must make a tasty morsel. The only ones which have survived are constantly wary of their environment. This one is …

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blue Tits #2

I’m delighted to be spending time with Blue Tits in the forest here at Lago di Alviano. These don’t have metal rings …

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blue Tits #1

Finally! Some decent light. Aren’t Blue Tits fantastic? This one has a raised crest to die for: They’ve got to be one …

Nutria - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Nutria

There’s a Coypu in the lake at Lago di Alviano. They look like they are doing doggy-paddle. I’d love to see what …

Nuthatch - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Upside-Down bird

Strike a pose! If Nuthatches had a decade and musical style, what would it be? Might they be New Romantics from the …

Sacred Ibis - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photography (c) David Bailey (not the)

African Sacred Ibis

There are two African Sacred Ibis in the lake at Lago di Alviano. Here’s one: Their scientific name, Threskiornis aethiopicus, gives another …

Little Grebe - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Little Footy Arse

It’s wet at Lago di Alviano. The light is poor and it’s cold. We have a cold packed lunch and plenty of …

Kangaroo Island - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Kangaroo Island – New Zealand Fur Seals

“Kangaroo Island. Too good to spoil.” That’s what the Australian Government’s Natural Resources website says. “Keep Kangaroo Island free from introduced pests. …

Kangaroos and Koalas - The Hall of Einar

Kangaroo Island – Kangaroos and Koalas

“Kangaroo Island. Too good to spoil.” That’s what the Australian Government’s Natural Resources website says. Kangaroo Island is home to 4,000 people. …

Kestrel - Parco della Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Chasing Common Kestrels

Arriving in the park I see a male Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus. I think it may have a couple of ticks on …

Monk Parakeet - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Monk Parakeets at home

These Monk Parakeets are making themselves at home: They’ve spread in many European countries because of escapes from the pet trade. Their …

Stoat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Emsworthy Mire Revisited

I try my luck again to get some decent photographs of the Ring Ouzels at Emsworthy Mire. I have a large flask …

Limpets - Westray - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Home Scar

Limpets are incredible organisms. They can withstand the heaviest seas, can live despite being baked by the sun and desiccated on hard …

Westray - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Seasons

It’s the middle of winter. It’s time to rest and appreciate another year gone. It’s time to see distant family members, or …

Fly Agaric - Bovey Heath - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fly Agarics at Bovey Heathfield

Amanita mascara; the Fly Agaric. Magical, aren’t they? They’ve been a point of fascination for millennia. They are found throughout the temperate …

Diadem Spider - Bovey Heath - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Diadem Spider

I’m at Bovey Heathfield. It’s not quite Dartmoor and the heath is a lowland heath. There are plenty of spiders blocking the …