Tag Archives: Moorhen


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


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.

The Wait is Over

Mr and Mrs Moorhen proudly presented 2 chicks to the world this week. The also decided it was time to move out of the spotlight as they had become quite the attraction even though this year there was no traffic cone to nest in.

Moorhen on nest

Moorhen on nest

Watching and Waiting – Still Waiting

For the eggs to hatch

This Years Nest

This Years Nest

Waiting for Mr Moorhen to come home
Mrs Moorhen

Mrs Moorhen

Shopping for food?
Mr Moorhen collecting food

Mr Moorhen collecting food

Not long now……..