.......................................................................................... VIDEO CLIPS OF WILDLIFE CAPTURED DURING MY WALKS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE...........................................................................................

Monday, 22 December 2014

My favourite garden visitors of 2014...................................... Bullfinches

 A pair of Bullfinches visited my feeders daily for a couple of months earlier this year.

The clip starts with the female (with a Goldfinch behind) then the more colourful male.
Not a bird species I have seen very often in the 10 years I have lived here... so a bit special.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday, 1 December 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fun feeding the birds at Grange over Sands

We went down to the Ornamental Gardens most mornings during our break at Grange over Sands.
This is a short clip of us feeding the birds.
Bar-headed and Snow Geese plus plenty of noisy/greedy Black-headed Gulls.

The geese followed us around as if we were the Pied Piper... it was fun feeding them.
On this particular morning we ran out of bread so crossed the road to the bakers to get some more...
...to our surprise they actually did "duck bread" or rather bread past it's sell by date.
All we had to do was donate some cash to charity... they gave us loads.

This video was captured using my little old (2007) Casio pocket camera... it still does a good job.
Warning... don't have your volume turned up too loud... they are rather noisy.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Wood Duck..... The Ornamental Gardens, Grange over Sands

Wood Duck

The video was taken with my little old (2007) Casio pocket camera...  it still does a decent job.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

My little garden has been so colourful this year

My little garden has been so colourful this year.. both the flora and the fauna.

This is a remake of my last video clip... this time showing some of my visitors.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

I love my little garden

I have planted my garden to try and attract more Bees and Butterflies this year.

It's looking really colourful and has been a success... more clips to follow.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker

This is a longer clip of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting my garden.

A daily visitor for about six weeks ... unfortunately it's not been for a while. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

A juvenile Blue Tit on one of the garden feeders... really enjoying the peanuts.

Lovely little acrobats to watch.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Friday, 13 June 2014

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker

I had a wonderful fifteen minutes watching and filming this juvenile GSW on my peanut feeder.

It's been in and out of the garden for a couple of weeks.
I set up the camcorder on a tripod at around 5.30am and left it running.
An hour later I had captured about ten minutes of usable video... well worth getting up early for.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

I captured this Jackdaw feeding on the suet balls... it was the first time I had seen one hanging off this feeder.

Jackdaws have a reputation for inquisitiveness and opportunism.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The squirrel proof feeder doesn't deter the Wood Mouse

This feeder is six foot off the ground... he climbed up my fence... and jumped.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Male Bullfinch on my garden feeder... it was only the 5th I have seen one in my garden in nine years.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Blue Tit doesn't quite get it

All the garden birds have worked out the bottle feeder ... apart from the Blue Tit.

So funny to watch.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A trip along the River Weaver

A trip along my local river on the Arctic Star

Monday, 7 April 2014


Butterflies in my local woodlands

Sunday, 6 April 2014

How much can I eat before I'm seen

My garden squirrel enjoying my bird hospitality.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Song Thrush in the Northwich Woodlands... my local patch

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Singing in the spring sunshine.

Friday, 14 March 2014

The Northwich Woodlands...

 The Northwich Woodlands... my local patch

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A winter walk around Marbury Country Park... my local patch

A winter walk around Marbury Country Park...

...feeding the local wildlife

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)

Wood Mouse in my gardem

I had to hand hold the camcorder at times as the mouse moves so quickly.
This video was taken through my window.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Not a bird I get to see on my feeders every day

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

My feathered friends

A few short clips of some of the birds that visit my garden.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

A short clip of the birds at the Wetlands and Wildlife Trusts reserve Martin Mere Lancashire.

This was captured during November 2011... Whooper Swans were in good numbers.
They feed the wild birds around 3pm every day... don't have the sound too loud as they are very noisy.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

Sparrowhawk bathing... Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Two creatures... one leaf

I was capturing clips of the Red Admiral...as it flew off the Ladybird just appeared out of nowhere.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Pied Wagtails (Motacilla alba)

Pied Wagtails at Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire

This video was captured on a hot dry summers day in July 2011

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Busy on the garden bird feeders

House Sparrows are having a bad time in the UK but mine seem to be doing OK.

The bird with yellow on it's wings is a Goldfinch and it's a Blackbird at the end of the clip.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

High Legh Rookery

The Rookery opposite High Legh Garden Centre on the A50 in Cheshire.

It's a very busy road with lots of traffic noise... the Rooks don't seem to mind.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Goldfinches on my garden feeder...

... lovely little birds to watch.

Our World Tuesday

Thursday, 16 January 2014

House Sparrow on the feeder... captured in Slow Motion

A House Sparrow on my garden feeder...

a first attempt of filming in slow motion.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

South Stack RSPB Reserve Anglesey

South Stack cliffs Anglesey...

...a wonderful place to visit during the breeding season.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Tern Colony Cemlyn Bay Anglesey

Sandwich, Common and Arctic Terns all breed here.

It's a wonderful place to visit.
The colony is on a small island in brackish water behind the shingle beach...
... it's a noisy place to visit during the breeding season.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Coal Tit (Periparus ater)

Coal Tit on my garden feeder...

...they are usually in and out in a flash so not easy to capture.
A Blue Tit flies in near the end.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The Northwich Woodlands Part 2

The Northwich Woodlands Part 2

The Trent and Mersey Canal to Anderton Nature Park and Haydn's Pool.
The bird hide at Haydn's Pool is one of my favourite places to relax.

If you missed it Part 1 is here: Northwich Woodlands Part 1

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Northwich Woodlands Part 1

A quick look around my local patch... The Northwich Woodlands.

This is part one of two short video clips... Starting near the car park at Witton Mill I head over  to Neumanns Flash then towards the Trent And Mersey Canal via Dairy House Meadow.

Monday, 6 January 2014

I'm sat in the rain... and your bird feeders are empty!

My garden squirrel is a little vandal and destroys all my feeders...

... but I have to admit he is so cute to watch.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Common Toads mating

Common Toads mating... 

...captured in the Northwich Woodlands

Friday, 3 January 2014

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Greenfinch feeding outside my kitchen window

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Goldfinches on my garden feeder...

... lovely little birds to watch.