Friday, 24 August 2012


.I've been waiting for the swallow families to arrive at Newton Marsh for a few weeks now.The parents bring their young to the marsh learning them how to hawk for insects over the meadows and marsh,after a while the young swallows tire and rest on the fence around the marsh.The parents carry on hawking  and bring the food to the screaming young.I managed to capture of this behaviour and have posted a few images for your enjoyment.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Marshside Reed Warbler.

This isn't the best reed warbler in the world and these aren't the best photographs in the world. The post is about the action the bird does to find and capture its prey,a little insight into the day-to -day life of these enchanting and shy birds.I've posted a few images showing some of the action.

Monday, 13 August 2012


Friday afternoon was hot and humid and Geoff and myself had arranged to meet at 1 pm at Cottam for a walk around the meadows and ponds looking for butterflies and dragonflies.It was a wonderful afternoon and the cameras were kept busy capturing images of the wildlife.I've posted a few images below of meadow brown,gatekeeper,and large skipper butterflies,common darter dragonfly,and common blue damselfly,an image of a waterlily at one of the ponds and an unknown spider in one of the meadows make up the collection of images for you to enjoy.Thank you to GG for an enjoyable afternoon.

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