Friday, 29 February 2008

Female Goshawk

3rd cy male Goshawk

Well barred tail, more obvious bars to brownish flight feathers, patchy underparts and fainter head pattern help identify this male as a 2 year old.


Great Grey Shrike


A very inquisitive Buzzard.

Wild Boar

Amazing how very little cover was needed to completely hide them. One of the sows had at least 4 beautifully marked piglets.


Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Hoar Frost, RW

-1 degrees and fog all day created a spectacular hoar frost.

Common Gulls, RW

5,000+ Common Gulls are roosting some nights.

Heather Burning, County Durham

Red Grouse

Monday, 18 February 2008

Barn Owl, RW, 18th Feb

This Owl was out hunting at 10am just as the fog came in. It caught a vole 50m away before disappearing in to the gloom.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Crow Play

Crow annoying a Red Kite as it tried to feed over a sheep field.

Foxes, RW, 10th Feb

A pair of Foxes spent all morning sun bathing at the waters edge. All the birds around them appeared to know that eating was the last thing on the foxes minds.