Wind in the Willows Mr Toad Brockholes

Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.

Mr Toad and Friends go Birdwatching. I went for a wander around a local nature reserve, Brockholes, a couple of weeks ago.  I had decided NOT to take photographs and simply enjoy observing the wildlife. I made point of leaving my camera at home and took only binoculars. However, the photographer in me took over when I Read more about Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.[…]

The Causeway RSPB
Whooper Swans Flight
Tufted Duck oddball

A Tufted Duck with Attitude

A Tufted Duck with Attitude In all my decades as birdwatcher and my years photographing our feathered friends, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a face staring at me through my viewfinder. I love tufted ducks. They are pretty much the shape and proportions of those yellow plastic ones you can float in the Read more about A Tufted Duck with Attitude[…]

Feathers

Feathers As a keen birdwatcher my word association with “feathers” has to be “birds”. And what a lot of gear I seem to have needed to enjoy then simple pleasure of watching our feathered friends. Over the years the equipment I carry around has evolved from (a) binoculars (b) binoculars and telescope (c) binocular, bridge Read more about Feathers[…]

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