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

Blue Tit blue day

I’ve not been out of the house for a few days. I’ve been sitting in listening to the spout of water coming …

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 …

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

A Blue Tit master of chiaroscuro

Bird photography is all about closeness and light. Sometimes the two arrive together and provide the perfect combination. This Blue Tit shows …

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

Blue Tit in the forest

It’s beautiful light in the forest as a Blue Tit approaches: A cloud obscures the sun and the colours of this bird …

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

Blue Tits

Blue Tits weren’t always called Blue Tits. They were once called Titmice or Titmouse. The mice or mouse in their name doesn’t …

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

Blue Tit in the snow

Snow has been falling all afternoon and delicate powdery flakes have been cushioning the world into a different, eerie, soft and soundless …

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

Blue Tits with big bellies

I love Blue Tits. I’m used to seeing them in Devon. Here they are in Italy: This one so is immaculately groomed …

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

Blue Tit

Walking along an aerial boardwalk I see wonderful drawings of birds routered into the handrail. I love this one of a Blue …

Bear's Garlic - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bluebells and Bear’s Garlic

I love this Bluebell wood. These are native Bluebells with their thin stems and nodding heads. Their colour is so intense at …

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

Ultra Violet Tits

There are Blue Tits galore in the trees in this Italian forest. Their Italian name is Cinciarella, pronounced Chin-char-ella. Their beaks are …

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

Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits are quite difficult to photograph. They are fast and pay only fleeting visits to exposed perches. There are far fewer …

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

Pied Flycatchers

Most of my photography is taken ‘in passing’. It’s very rare that I go out with the intention of photographing a particular …

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

Grotesque

It was my birthday this week and unusually I’ve been able to see my birthday present being made in front of me. …

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

Portraits in beautiful light

What are the chances that a period of time when many people have to stay indoors to avoid a deadly pandemic should …

Wood Pigeon - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Little and Large

I’ve found that the best way of avoiding people is to go out early. And then go as far away from people …

Daisy Nook

Return to Daisy Nook

In a time before the lockdown I visited Daisy Nook Country Park. It’s in Failsworth, which is a great place to have …

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

Gran Canaria – the outtakes

It’s been an incredible few days in Gran Canaria with my son. We’ve laughed and smiled at so many great experiences. The …