Tuesday 16 February 2016

Trees on Dartmoor, 16th Feb 2016.

Love this big beech tree standing up to the wild weather on Dartmoor today.

Great winter light between the clouds brought out the silver lichen covered bark and accentuated the shapes of both trunk and branches. Simple images these but they still evoke a sense of wildness!

The beech tree next to the one above had gone over a bit with the prevailing south-westerly winds but its two main branches had dug into the field and are supporting the whole tree against the elements.

Finally I couldn't resist this trio of thorn bushes, not sure if they're blackthorn or hawthorn.

Saturday 13 February 2016

Barn Owl, February 2016.

I got lucky with this Barn Owl that was out hunting at about 4 pm as it perched on a fence post right next to my hide.

They need to be out making use of all available dry periods to hunt as this continual rain will undoubtedly cause several pairs to fail over the winter.

Thursday 4 February 2016


Male bullfinch

A super pair of bullfinches feeding in a Cornish garden today.

One of my favourite bird species!

Female bullfinch