A Selection from Attenborough N R

The bright weather drew me again to my local nature reserve. Among the many spots that made my day were a couple of goldcrests (of which I managed one reasonable shot) a colourful male chaffinch, a mistle thrush tugging at a worm and an unexpected sighting of a little egret looking for prey.

To view a video clip of the little egret please follow the link below. You will see how it is using its amazing yellow feet to stir up the sediment to flush out prey.


  1. Brenda McCourtney · February 15, 2018

    Thank you for all your lovely photos. Just to let you know that I saw the Sparrowhawk again in my neighbours garden. It was plucking its prey then eating it. It was quite comical when it flew onto the fence and nearly fell off as it almost lost its balance eating the rest of its catch. Brenda


    • beestonbirdman · February 15, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy my pictures.and I am quite jealous of your close encounter with a sparrowhawk. I am hopeful of seeing hawfinches at Clifton soon. I’ll post pictures if sucessfull.


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