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

More Green Woodpeckers

Okay, I’m getting the hang of these Green Woodpeckers now. You wait for three hours and see nothing. You hear a call, …

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

Cosy Squirrels

I couldn’t resist taking this photograph, although it took me a long time, as I was too busy admiring how cute this …

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

This is the shot I wanted

And I didn’t disturb the bird to get it. We discovered a Green Woodpeckers’ nest just over a month ago. Since then …

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

A Mandarin Duck spectacular

The light’s just right. And so is the duck. Photographs of Mandarin Ducks just never get old. Unlike me. After lying down …

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

Tit in blossom

People picking a favourite month always seems strange to me, as if you could have one month without the others. Anyway, if …

Wildlife Seafari

A wild cruise

I love being on ferries and small boats. It’s not something I do very often, so when my son Gabriel suggested a …

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

Swift, Swifter, Swiftest

Swifts are one of the last migratory birds to arrive in the UK and one of the first to leave. They are …

Long-Tailed Bushtit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Admit it

You’re just a little bit in love with Long-Tailed Bushtits, aren’t you?

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

And then there was one.. again!

I’ve loved watching Coots have ugly-beautiful chicks and the dedication of the parents to raise them. One of the pairs on Stover …

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

Woodpigeon portraits

Woodpigeons have a very strange iris in their eye. It looks like it’s egg-shaped or a couple of overlapping circles, but it …

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

Gadwall

Duck identification isn’t my specialist subject for Mastermind. So when this handsome chap flies past I have to resort to Professor Google, …

Brambling - 1977 to now

Brambling

Brambling. Beautiful, aren’t they? In the UK, they are birds of our winter and their breeding numbers are 0-2 nests per year. …

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

Stock Dove portrait

I recently photographed a Stock Dove flypast and admired how the iridescent neck changed colour from baby-pink to bottle-green with the angle …

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

Walking the walk

Magpies are one of the most difficult birds to photograph. The human eye sees light and shade in a completely different way …

Common Kestrel on Aylesbeare Common - The Hall of Einar

The Aylesbeare Kestrel

I do love a good Kestrel flight shot. Don’t you? Every time I see one when I’m driving I wish I could …

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

Grey Heron flypast

A Grey Heron flies past me from left to right at Stover Country Park. I don’t notice it until it’s too late …

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

A Peedie Whaup

Eurasian Whimbrels are large waders, although they are not as large as Eurasian Curlews. As soon as I spot a group of …

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

Brown-capped Blackcap

There’s a female Blackcap in this lichen-encrusted tree. Here’s what the male looks like, together with my thoughts on how ridiculous descriptions …

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

Squirrel hunt

Grey Squirrels take their food as seriously as Italian people. This one has its eyes on a prize: Those eyes are huge …

Orange Tip White Butterfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Orange and yellow

This Orange-Tip, Anthocharis cardamines, is a beautiful spring sight, especially when feeding on an intense yellow dandelion. Have you seen its tongue? …

Yellow-Bellied Slider - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Yellow Bellied Slider

I’m taking photographs in Daisy Nook Country Park, near my old haunts as a child, when a woman walking a dog asks …

Hides and garden birds - The Hall of Einar

Hides and garden birds

In Italy we visit Lago di Alviano and enjoy their small birds’ hide. The hide is large and L-shaped, there’s furniture in …

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

Lambs

What’s the difference between bleating and baaing? Lambs are a joy. They’re fresh to the world and still surprised by it. They’re …

Carrion Crow with Egg - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The egg thief

Carrion Crows don’t just eat carrion. This one has found an egg. I don’t know where the egg came from. The Crow …