Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Thankfully No Fog!!!

No fog expected last night so out went the camera and without fail had the fox turn up twice, a lot earlier for the first visit at 11.30pm then again at 2.30am, not sure if it was the same one because they never feed together, but I am pretty sure that this one was a female which I am really excited about because that means she will eventually bring along her cubs to feed.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Fine Tuning!!

With a little more fine tuning on where to position my Night Cam on my fantastic new post and food positioning, I got fantastic shots of a cat at 10.30 PM but by the time my Fox arrived at 2.30 AM there was a heavy ground mist moved in otherwise they would have been the best shots yet. Oh well will keep trying!!

Foxes Took The Hump While I Was Away!!

Thanks to my Partner not only sourcing, cutting, Trimming and then setting into the Bank what can only be described as a small tree trunk, I now have a much better platform to anchor my night cam to and although deployed most nights since my return from Jersey, last night was the first re-visit of my fox's, think they took the Hump even though I arranged my neighbours putting out their food while I was away, caught on camera at three different times during the early hours plus one very cheeky Magpie who seems to have a liking to dog biscuits!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Birding Tours (Jersey)

These are a round up of the best sightings on my morning Tour with Neil Singleton, it was a shame we did not have more time at some of the sights, in order to get closer, as we spent sometime looking for the Bearded Tits (unsuccessfully) but the highlight was the Cetti's Warbler, you would not believe how close we were and it's call was absolutely deafening, but still this was the best shot available. Will just have to keep trying for the Bearded Tits perhaps in June when in Norfolk.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Worth The Visit To Jersey Alone!!

Having spent a week on the Isle of Mull chasing a single Hen Harrier, without even a record shot, to have up to 4 in the sky and about the same number going in and out of the marsh area viewed from the hides in the Wetlands Centre between St Peters and St Ouen was a joy to behold, I had decided to spend the morning with a local Birder Neil Singleton, anyone visiting Jersey should contact Neil on jbneil.singleton@gmail.com as he is very knowledgeable, he also works with the Durrell National Trust for Jersey and was telling me of their project to re introduce Chough back to the island, the female below was spotted on the way, in a field, Neil slowed down the car to allow me time to get my camera ready and the rest is history!!!!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


First full day on the island and up with the lark to try for a sunrise, but as it rose above the Hotel just got these beautiful colours in the sky, on the beach just opposite the Hotel had two waders present Oystercatcher (Eight)and two Ringed Plover, and just a quick shot of the tide coming in over the rocks, then back for a full English Breakfast.

Sunset In The North Sea!!

Still trying to sift through my photo's of Jersey but could not wait to get my sunset posted, taken from the Ferry between Guernsey and Weymouth, on quite a busy Shipping Lane.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Arriving In Jersey.

Bidding Bon Voyage to Weymouth and Hello to Jersey with a quick stop at Guernsey, once settled in our hotel a quick walk on the beach opposite got me a first in the shape of these Brent Geese feeding among the surf, only thing present with them were the Crows.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Playing With Local Buzzards

Had my camera equipment packed and ready to go when I sat for a while checking out my feeders when I added two new sightings to my list with two Mistle Thrush and a Jay, bringing the total to 34, also have a resident Bank Vole which was worth unpacking the camera for, then having packed it away again the Buzzards started to display and with the sun shining could not resist going after them, so out came the camera again!!!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Foxy Is Back!!

Well not the best of photo's but first solid proof that there is in fact two Fox's, first one on camera from 4.21am this image taken at 4.25am, once the first had moved stage left the second came in from the back at 4.25am finally leaving at 4.30am. No further posts now till I come back from Jersey.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Spring Has Sprung!!

Afraid I have not been home much since Mothers Day, but did get chance to hear the Tawny Owl on Saturday 29th March at 11.38pm which is the latest I have heard it, I have managed to leave the Night Cam in place a couple of times before going out, but there has been no sightings since my last post, not sure were he has got to, I have been waiting in anticipation of my Magnolia Bush blooming and as you can see it is now looking lovely as are the other spring flowers in my garden, as I am off to Jersey this week thought I would share them with you.