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RSPB Lodmoor

Leucistic Knott - Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Feeling Ruff

There’s a wader at RSPB Lodmoor. Obviously I don’t know which species it is; it’s a wader. How would I know? A …

House Sparrow - Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Noisy chirping

I’ve put a bird feeder outside my front window in Devon. It’s buzzing with activity, with House Sparrows, Robins, Dunnocks, Blue Tits, …

Canada Geese - Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Four Elements

The Classical world had four elements, earth, air, fire and water. Canada Geese seem to inhabit all four. Here’s one on earth …

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

Scricciolo

The Italian name for the Wren is scricciolo. When you hear just how loud they screech, that makes perfect sense:

Lesser Yellowlegs - Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Lesser Yellowlegs

It’s beautiful weather in Weymouth. The sun is out, birds are singing and I’m full of the joys of spring. I’m back …

Herring Gull - Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gulls in Weymouth

RSPB Lodmoor is in Weymouth on the south coast of England. I’m travelling through and have brought my camera for a few …

Teal - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Teal Green

Teal are small, very decorative ducks. The males have chestnut and green coloured heads and strange beige bottoms: The females are subtle …

Shelduck - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sheldrakes

There’s a Shelduck walking on mud at RSPB Lodmoor. It’s sinking gently, despite its webbed feet, into the black ooze. It’s a …

Bull - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Not a cute tummy button

She was looking at the beef steers when she said, “I love the cute tufts of hair on their bellies.” I looked …

Mallard - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mallard malady

This male Mallard looks so healthy in the spring sunshine: It takes a lot of nutritious food to make the complex chemistry …

Black-Tailed Godwit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Flying Godwits

I enjoyed going to RSPB Lodmoor in Weymouth so much that I decided to have another trip. I stopped off on the …

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

The Three Ravens

We’re at RSPB Lodmoor in Weymouth. It’s a grey day. It’s the perfect dramatic atmosphere for Ravens. There are a group of …