Some of my favourite photos

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Wood mouse in the garden



I left the trailer camera out over night down the bottom of the garden next to the shed and filmed a wood mouse.
(Forgot to change the time on the camera)

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Monday, 30 December 2013

Half an hour in the woods

On the way back from a dog walk, we decided to sit in the wood for half an hour to see what we could see.
We saw:-
Jays, Crows, 3 Squirrels, Gold finches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, 1 Greater spotted wood pecker, Long tailed tits, 1 Tree creeper, Pigeons, Kestrel, Buzzard and Robins

Goldfinches

Rooks



Tree creeper

Tree creeper

Goldfinch




Sunday, 29 December 2013

First go with time lapse camera

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This was my first go at using my new time lapse camera.

The sun set wasn't very exciting, but it was a chance at getting to know what time gaps and how many frames per second to use.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Rescuing a squirrel

  While we were out walking the dogs, we came across squirrel struggling under a holly bush.
We took the dogs home and came back with a rabbit carrier.
My Dad used a blanket to catch it.


 It looked like the sqiurrel had a broken front paw. Its two back paws were covered with grazes, this might have been were he was trying to climb a tree with a broken paw.
                                                                 


Getting in the car
We put a blanket over him so he was not scared.
Outside Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital

Thursday, 26 December 2013

House sparrows

These are some House Sparrows at my Nan's. 
She lives the other end of the village where there seems to be more sparrow than at our house.

Female house sparrow





Male house sparrows



Female house sparrow

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Our little stream flooded


This is the main stream that runs through the wood. In the summer it only has about 30 centimeters of water in it. After the last few days of rain it is over the bridge and over 1 metre deep.

This is the side stream that runs into it, during the summer this is dry.


Friday, 20 December 2013

Tree creeper


We watched 2 tree creepers for about 20 minutes in a patch of Hawthorn bushes.
They would start at the bottom of the tree, work their way up the trunk to the top then move to the bottom of the next tree and start again.







Thursday, 19 December 2013

Fieldfare

This Fieldfare has been hanging about in the trees behind us.
They are winter visitors to the UK, they arrive around October and start leaving in March.
They migrate from Scandinavia and continental Europe.









Saturday, 14 December 2013

Reindeer in Appleton

Reindeer are not native to Britain, but there are 3 reindeers in the Christmas Barn in Appleton


Reindeer can run at 50 to 80 km/h

They eat litchens





Friday, 6 December 2013

Starlings

We don't normally get many starlings around us, but this year there are a lot.
They gather on the pylons in the afternoon.