The Tyred Dipper

April 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm


Whenever you film local Dippers you risk your photos being ruined by human activities such as fly-tipping. This was the case last week when the Dippers that I was filming insisted on perching on dumped tyres that had been discarded in the stream. Despite this they make superb subjects and would thankfully, occasionally perch on a more photogenic stone- see Gallery.

Teasel Delight

April 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm

Of all the plants in the garden the Teasel is one of the best to grow from a bird-lovers point of view. Its seeds are loved by Goldfinches and if you are lucky Redpolls may also pay you a visit. This weeks Gallery photos were all taken in our small garden last week.

It’s Feather Time

April 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm

My favourite filming in Spring is filming Long Tailed Tits as they return to their nests with feathers. It normally happens in March but this year we are several weeks later. I normally have many pairs to choose from but this year I have found only one nest ready for lining. White feathers are their favourites as you will see in the Gallery photos.

Siskins Galore

April 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm

One of the commonest birds that we encountered in Wales the other week was the Siskin. Wherever there were woodlands flocks of Siskins could be heard and seen amongst the tree tops, especially the Alders. In one or two localities we also found Bramblings that were getting ready to return to Lapland – as soon as the wind changed from an easterly!