Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 23 November 2013


Martin Mere attracts many wintering ducks and geese. A lovely duck that travels to the UK for wintering is the Goldeneye. I have to admit to not knowing the origins of this particular bird as Martin Mere does have a very good conservation programme, and this bird seemed a little too tame. But still, it gave me the opportunity to get some lovely close ups of a beautiful bird.

Going for a dive. Well almost.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ruff - Martin Mere

After what seems like an eternity without getting out with the camera, a trip to Martin Mere was arranged with two birding friends. At this time of year, the wintering geese and swans are the main attraction at Martin Mere, but they aren't the only attraction. Several Ruff were around today, and although the light was pretty gloomy my new camera lens was able to capture this wader pretty well. Lovely plumage, and a always a pleasure to see parading along the shore line

Friday, 1 November 2013


A few weeks ago, while watching a Great Skua in Manchester I came across a pair of Wheatear. These birds I assume will have been starting there migration. Always a joy to see and I look forward to seeing them again in the Spring in lovely breeding plumage.