A Happy Ending

This evening I heard a bang whilst watching some tv. It sounded like a bird had hit the patio window, and when I went to investigate I found this little fella lying sprawled on the decking. I feared the worst, but it had its head held up and looked dazed. I kept my distance for... Continue Reading →


Watching The Geese

I think this goose was actually watching me! It was a beautiful start to the day again down by the lake. An easier day beckoned after walking up and down Walla Crag the day before, so what better way to spend but down by the shimmering waters of Derwentwater. The Greylag geese were certainly enjoying... Continue Reading →

Frogs Partying In The Night Pool

The other night I caught a couple of frogs in and around the garden pond. With temperatures in the high twenties amd touching thirty who can blame them? 🙂 Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Common Frog Rana temporaria, , July 2018, rear garden pond, Staffordshire, England. ©... Continue Reading →

Catching The Moon

The crow black dropped his sack at my dusty feet As the sun beat down on the dying ground even the desert had to shy away A single hooded eye that told no lie pierced my very soul! And a cracked voice spoke a riddle to evoke from the haze of a distant dream “Catch... Continue Reading →

Toad In A Watering Can

It is as the title states but after the event. This fairly large toad was found in one of my garden watering cans, and I can only guess it hopped in there when the can was on its side at some stage. Thankfully it was released unharmed near my garden pond where it hopped away... Continue Reading →

A Proud And Beautiful Family

Afloat in the water heading with purpose to the bank ... Single file in a line they go ... Finding lush green to feed upon. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Canada Goose Branta canadensis adults and goslings, May 2018, the pond, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman

Living Amongst The Trees

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis, June 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Sigma 18-300mm lens.

Pleasant Pheasant

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer I always hear these birds on my walks through the local fields or the woods, but rarely see them. On the two occasions I have seen them they have flapped out of nowhere before my eyes and have scared me half to... Continue Reading →

The Bird’s Got The Worm

I had been watching this Song Thrush Turdus philomelos making its way along the bank of the river hunting and looking for worms and grubs for a while until it flew up into a tree with its beak quite full of dinner. May 2018, banks of the River Severn, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman... Continue Reading →

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