The Blog

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Centre of Attention
Doctors Pond

198-365v4 Centre of Attention

We’ve had the second batch of ducklings appear over the last week or so (you can see a whole barrel load here). So here’s one of the new batch – there is now an awful load of waterfowl on Doctors Pond now, and the Mallard Ducks, Canadian Geese and Moorhens

Read More »
Silver Washed Fritillary
Certhia familiaris

188-365v4 Silver Washed Fritillary

We went for a walf through the rather lovely Hockley Woods today. Just outside Southend, it’s always surprising where you can find Sites of Special Scientific Interest, which this is one of. There were butterflies galore and I was rather kicking myself that I had left the macro lens in

Read More »
bird

180-365v4 Goldfinch Feeding on Herb Robert seeds

This cheeky young Goldfinch decided to forego the usual pleasures of the seeds that are available in all the feeders we have to enjoy some lovely fresh seeds from the herb robert growing in our garden wall. S/he had a lovely time gourging there way through the seeds available and

Read More »
Mr Grumpy in the Rain
fledgling

179-365v4 Mr Grumpy in the Rain

It’s no wonder this fledgling Starling was grumpy today. It was pouring with rain, there was no food left in the bird house and everyone had left him on his own!

Read More »
Greenfinch
bird

172-365v4 Greenfinch

This is the first time I’ve seen the Goldfinch this year. Debbie has seen it (and its fledgling) a number of times. Unfortunately they don’t go anywhere other than the feeder in the garden and when they have had their fill they leave the garden entirely, hence you get the

Read More »
Goldfinch Fledgling
bird

170-365v4 Goldfinch Fledgling

We had another new young visitor today when a fledgling Goldfinch arrived with one of its parent’s. We always enjoy the Goldfinch visits and I think this is the first time we have (knowingly) seen one of their fledglings.

Read More »
Rain doesn't stop the work
Blue Tit

167-365v4 Rain doesn’t stop the work

After a few days of baking sunshine we came back down with a bump and loads of rain today. Unfortunately, we missed out of the forecast thunder storms, but at least the umidity has cleared and the temperature has dropped significantly, hopefully meaning we can have a good nights sleep

Read More »
Fledgling House Sparrow
fledgling

162-365v4 Fledgling Sparrow

We’ve had very little fledgling action, except from the Starlings. Last year we had all sorts including Blue Tits, Sparrow and Greenfinch fledglings so far ths year, nothing, until today. The Sparrows visited with two of their fledglings today, and here’s one of them, looking quite cute on our garden

Read More »
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
antenna

156-365v4 Goldfinch

Another shot from up on the TV aerial, this time of a Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). S/he was singing away, I suspect requesting that I leave the garden immediately so she could dig into the bird seed we kindly provide. As soom as I had gone back in s/he was down

Read More »
Archives
Mark Seton

Mark Seton

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club (and am a past Chairman) and I hold both LRPS and CPAGB distinctions.