Haldon Forest

An evening outing to Haldon Forest, to make sound recordings of nightjars.

Dawlish Warren

We went over to the Warren for a little while this morning. The good weather didn’t last long but the sunshine was …

Success!

I fixed up this bird table outside my kitchen window several months ago but didn’t have a single visitor until today – …

Albinistic blackbird

I caught sight of a blackbird like this one on several occasions last year, but it was down in the park. It’s …

Christmas presence

I’ve been trying for a while to get some pictures of the heron and today I got lucky. Photos taken at 8.45 …

Nest building

A woodpigeon is still working away at snapping twigs off the eucalyptus tree. Recently I read that birds sometimes line their nests …

Nesting woodpigeon

A woodpigeon spent several hours collecting nest materials from the eucalyptus tree this morning, snapping off single twigs and carrying them away …

Swifts

Group of about 15 swifts spotted mid-morning.

Thirsty gulls and more crickets

Heavy rain this morning at about 8.45 am. Two juvenile gulls on a nearby roof were throwing their heads back and apparently …

Cricket

A buzzard was calling at about 11.30 am this morning. Went to the postbox this afternoon and saw some ripe blackberries on …