Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mallard Stretching

After waking up from a quick sleep next to a pond in the park this mallard, just like us humans, was in need of a good stretch to loosen up and get the blood flowing.
I happened to be just about to take a picture of it when this happened and managed to capture the right moment.

Friday, 27 February 2015


When I have got some time to spare I often get my camera out and start taking some pictures to add to my collection. One of the places I visit is an area of parkland close to where I live.
In this park there is a pond and there are loads of opportunities to capture images of the various types of birds that frequent this waterway.
Here is a mallard captured on a cold but sunny day in february.

Saturday, 7 February 2015


In local parkland close to where I live there are a lot of seagulls sharing the the same pond that many other waterbirds use.
Often there are parents with their children and they bring a big bag of bread with them for their children to throw to the ducks. The seagulls have soon realised that this is a popular occurance and have seized the opportunity to get an easy meal.
When I was a kid we hardly ever seen these gulls so far inland.
When people start to throw food into the pond the gulls will swarm from all around and create a feeding frenzy.

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Quietly waiting on the bank of a lake for the possible return of a heron, I watched this magpie strut all the way from a nearby bridge. I don't know if the magpie knew I was there but I managed to capture this image.


Taken earlier this year at the height of summer in local parkland.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

House Sparrow

When I was a young kid the house sparrow was a common site where I live.
Since then the population  has declined so much that I rarely get them in my backyard.
This is the first one I have seen in about 2 years.