Sunday, 27 March 2011


I saw my first Chiffchaff of the year last Sunday at North Cave YWT, one yesterday in my sister-in-law's neighbours garden in Dorset, and pictured this one high up in amonst the 'pussy willow' at Garton Woods RSPB in Dorset where there were a few chaffys around.

A case of less is more, as I like the 'pussy willow'

The distinctive call!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Through the centre door!

For those that have not been to Bempton Cliffs RSPB or not for a long time a visit always produces Tree Sparrows which are frequently in the hedge row and bushes immediately outside the door of the visitors centre leading onto the reserve.

There are now a number of birds feeders in this location, and nesting boxes which seems to make the presence of these birds even more certain.

Yesterday was a nice bright sunny day, less so at Bempton but a nice bit of light at the right time gave me these shots. Tree Sparrows always seem such characters. Maybe a strange posting from England's premier mainland sea bird colony.