Rons Blog

Common Buzzard

Earlier this year i put up a Telegraph pole down near the the hide to see if i could attract some birds of prey or Owls to use it as a perch or viewing spot. I went down to the Tower and sat there yesterday afternoon and i was really happy to see the Buzzard… Read more »

First Brambling

First Brambling   Just sat having a brew and looking on the floor under the feeders I noticed another bird in with the Chaffinch, yes its a Male Brambling, exactly the same time as last year. Dark morning and bad so couldn’t get a picture but its great to see them back. This is one… Read more »

An hour by the Lake

With the sunny days rare i decided to sit by the lake as it was so calm and the 5 Swans were Chasing each other. The Mallards flew in and i managed to capture a Male landing in front of me. After some editing i was really happy with the results. The light and reflection… Read more »

Tree Sparrow

There are many Tree Sparrows about at the moment and it looks good for the future on Goodenbergh for this Bonny little overlooked bird. I spotted it sitting on the pine tree at the back of the van. This is great as i have been trying for weeks to get a good shot of one.

Tawny Owl

Walking round the other day when i came across the Tawny Owl sitting low down so i approached and sat there for 10 mins admiring this great bird in the wild.

Blackies Tower

  Up at 5.30 and down to the Blackie’s Tower. God it was cold. One Star left in the sky even when the Sun was breaking the Horizon. A Brown came past hollowed by 2 Young Roe Deer. Buzzards were busy but didn’t land. Just as I was about to leave a Lovely Mature Red… Read more »

What a Lovely time with the Red Squirrel.

  Ruth made my lunch and I headed off on the scooter with my camera. Imagine riding for 40 mins with no car in front and no car behind, the sun shining. Park up with no one for miles. Walk for 15 mins, sit down in the middle of a huge Pine Foerst, and pour… Read more »

A Wet September

Another wet month and dull days are not the best for photography so here a few pictures that i took in September. A young Siskin, White Throated Dipper, Nuthatch, Wren, Long Tailed Tit, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Tawny Owl in the nest Box, Wood Pigeon, and Chaffinch hiding in between the log stumps.  

Amazing Colour and Detail

Another bird that people overlook and call for being a pest, but when you see the feather detail and when you catch the bird in the right light, you then see why this is a great colourful British Bird.

Young Starlings

First visit of the Starlings to the Hide. The Colours and detail are overlooked and when you get close to them then you see the beauty of this bird.

Insects on the Site

With the birds all fledged and feeding on natural food i went on the hunt for some insects around the site. I just used my Zoom lens to get the images.

Pete the Peacock

Nice new addition to the site a male Peacock living happily at the stables.

The Jay

Nice to see a juvenile  Jay feeding at the hide.

Willow Warbler.

Great to see the Willow Warbler bust at the Hide. This is a great little bird with a lovely song. Captured here being chased away by another Juvenile.

The Redstart

After putting up the new nest boxes this year i was happy that one pair of Redstart nested and had 3 young which stayed around the hide for 5 weeks. 

My First Encounter

This is my first encounter with the Sparrow Hawk, this Female landed on the branch near to the pond at sat there for 10 mins. I know the Bird Of Prey isn’t every ones cup of tea but you have to admire its beauty.

Spotted Flycatcher.

This is our first sighting this year of the Spotted Flycatcher and bonny little bird that sat still in the Apple Tree for me.

Birds from the Site

Hi to all it has been a great season with many new species seen down at the hide. Here are a few that i have taken recently.Juvenile Siskin near our van. White Throated Dipper  and Goldfinch on Thistle bushes at the hide