Mute swan

The Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

moorhen on a capstan, the welshpool wharf

Dusky Moorhen, Gallinula tenebrosa

juvenile moorhen

female moorhen she had nowhere to hide so she dived underwater did not see where she came up.

Tufted drake not syre what brred but has the colours of Mallard most ducks come from the mallard strain,but this one is almost twice the size of a normal mallard

female mute swan

0ne of the pair of young sygnets


A Sunday in October

Great tit

Great tit and a blue tit at the feeder.

Female Goosander on the severn river.

on a dash after a fish. not only do they fish under water

Female Mute swan foraging in the roots of the willow

red admiral on my front window cill.

macro of the red admiral

A rather tatty red admiral on the newly planted Pansies in the Robert Owen gardens

Great tit on the feeder

Blue tit the cap reminds me of the time I was in Israel watching the jews praying against the whaling wall in the city of Jerusalem.

Spotted Flycatcer

Magpie .Pica Pica.

Herring gull flying off one of the St David church towers


Centipede (Geophilomorpha: Geophilidae)  and the difference between Centepede  and a Millipede.

Millipedes are arthropods that have two pairs of legs per segment (except for the first segment behind the head which does not have any appendages at all

Mute Swan

This female mute swan is always on her own and always comes to the calm waters of the Severn that runs along Dolerw park.

here she is on take off for a two hundred yard dash up stream where she has a quiet spot for preening herself

preening time usually at eleven, but if the river is fast flowing she goes on the bank.

two blue tits discussing whether to have fat ball or peanuts,

sparrow on the fat ball

shall I keep it for later

eat it while its fresh

this way up

or is it this way

something very interesting in the tree bark

Magpies on the playing fields no matter how much I try this is as close as i can get to the magpie,

This looks like a good place to dive

the river here is quite shaded with the trees but I managed to get a good shot as they came into the sun ray,showing the iridescent green on one of the drakes heads.

then there was two green heads

one diver left

diver no 2.

further up stream there was some kind of ritual going onnot often does one see five drakes and two hens. the drakes are all in mating plumage.

Not so good a light again but I think this is a Redstart, Phoenicurus torquata, I hope it is as its a first again for me,

And its Silhouette. My new website is in the making. there Iwill be putting all the wildlife  photos  I have taken over the past 3 months,                                              will put a link on when the site is up and running ,