Category Archives: Lakes

Woburn Abbey Gardens

Just a few photos from last years day trip to  Woburn Abbey and Gardens

As you can see this little chap was more than happy to pose for his photo

His friends were a little shy, though they are very vocal birds

These next shots  remind me of all the secret passages from all the Enid Blyton books I read as a child

It was a great day out, one I hope to repeat as there is always something interesting to see.








Mondays, Tuesdays ………. it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is. I just love to photograph birds.

Sometimes it’s easier to count the family members than others.


Or seeing where they have decided to build a nest this year

Looking Forward

After the Beast from the East I am looking forward to Spring

Because you never know what you may see.

Don’t forget the Trees

On my walks, be it along the riverbank at lunchtime, or on a birdwatching trip to a local nature reserve or country park; you will always find trees.

They may not always be the focal point of the shot.

Birds through the Lens

I have been looking through some old shots and have found quite a few of Great Crested Grebes.

Maybe one of these days I will be able to capture their incredible courtship display.

Look Around You

Whenever I go out whether its to the shops or on one of my walks around a nature reserve or my usual lunchtime walk along the riverbank,  I take the time to take a look around at my changing surroundings.

A new bypass has opened on my journey to work, which I don’t need to use but it has the knock on effect that my journey time has increased.

The riverside has changed a lot in the last few years, with building being demolished, new buildings taking their place and the addition of a new river bridge.

Nature changes from season to season. Leaves change colour, Flowers bloom, birds build nests and eggs are laid and chicks .

This time of year is a good time to watch birds feeding at bird tables.

And in Spring you can see

If you take time to look.

I find going for a walk clears my mind and often inspires my writing.  I also get to meet the most interesting people, from avid birdwatchers who are more than happy to share their latest sightings, to the artist who paints what he sees.

Looking through the Lens

Sometimes I capture the most unexpected shot…..

I had been walking around one of my usual country parks and had decided to take a few shots of the wildfowl on one of the lakes, when I saw a flash of blue in front of the lens as I was composing my shot.

Then of course it’s always worth just pointing the camera and see what its sees along the shores of the lake.


And sometimes you may get an unexpected bonus!

If you look closely at the Great Crested Grebe on the nest you will see Junior hitching a ride