Hoopoe (Upupa epops), Hill Farm, Wood Land, Willington, Bedfordshire, 10/10/2014
My best side...
Swallows (Hirundo rustica), The Old Barn, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 11/07/2014.
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) [female], Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. By the canal.
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus), Radipole Lake RSPB, Nr Weymouth, Dorset, 18/02/2014
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) [female], Verulamium park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, 09/02/2014.
I spy FISH!
Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) [female], Verulamium park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, 07/02/2014.
Great-spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Hiller Garden Centre, Warwickshire, 27/12/2013
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), December 2013
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Wilstone Reservoir, Nr Tring, Hertfordshire, 19/12/2013.
1st Winter Male
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) [1st Winter Male], Severn Beach, Gloucestershire, 14/12/2013.
If this were an adult the wings would be black (the same colour as the tail) but it's clear to see here that they're more a dark brown colour. The black face and throat easily distinguishes it from a female.
Sunset over Startop's End Reservoir (from the east corner)
Sunset, Startop's End Reservoir, Hertfordshire, 08/12/2013
Heart over Marsworth
Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), Marsworth Reservoir, Nr Tring, Hertfordshire, 08/12/2013
Mandarin (Aix galericulata) [juvenile], Startop's End Reservoir, Nr Tring, Hertfordshire, 25/10/2013
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) [immature], Wilstone Reservoir, Nr Tring, Hertfordhsire, 15/10/2013
The View from Space
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) [immature], Wilstone Reservoir, Nr Tring, Hertfordhsire, 15/10/2013. Another shot, taken from the angle which, to me, looked like the bird was peering out of over the earth from space...