.......................................................................................... VIDEO CLIPS OF WILDLIFE CAPTURED DURING MY WALKS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE...........................................................................................

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Grey Squirrels in my local woods.


I don't mind seeing them while out and about... there just a bit of a nuisance in my garden.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Swans preening

A short clip of a Black and Mute Swan preening at Moore Nature Reserve a couple of summers ago.



I have had Black Swans on a couple of my local pools for a few years now... lovely birds to see.

The Bird D'pot

Monday, 25 November 2013

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

A short video clip of the mating Great Crested Grebes on the River Weaver.
The female has got her mating platform ready... she just has to get the male to respond.


No luck for the poor lass as I was recording this clip...
... it made me smile watching her plopping herself down in anticipation.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Coot (Fulica atra)

Cute Coots



Coots feeding their young Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire... lovely little chicks to see.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta)

Little Egrets Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire


I captured this clip of a family of Little Egrets handheld... I have tried to use a tripod ever since.

The Bird D'pot

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Magpie (Pica pica)

Magpie on my garden feeder


They can't resist the meal worms I put out on the feeders... beautiful birds to see close up.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Pied Wagtail Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire


These clips were captured a couple of years ago on a really hot summers day

Monday, 18 November 2013

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Long-tailed Tit on my log feeder


Probably the cutest little bird I see in my garden.... and usually in good numbers.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Grey Heron hunting for food on the River Weaver Cheshire.



The opening shot shows off the zoom of my little camcorder... you can also hear me capturing still shots.
It isn't the most graceful lunge to try to catch a fish... the walk of shame afterwards was fun to watch.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Twelve Months of Wildlife

A shorter version of my video 12 months in 12 minutes.


This version is under (just) 7 minutes in length... it features all the wildlife I captured with my camcorder from the severe early winter of November 2010 until the deer rut at Tatton Park during October 2011.

Camera Critters

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Martin Mere WWT

A short clip of the birds at the Wetlands and Wildlife Trusts reserve Martin Mere Lancashire



This was captured during November 2011... Whooper Swans were in good numbers.
They feed the wild birds around 3pm every day... don't have the sound too loud as they are very noisy.

The Bird D'pot

Asian Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea)

The Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park Derbyshire.



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

The Red Deer herd... Tatton Park Cheshire



The video was captured just after the rutting season had finished.

Our World Tuesday

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Song Thrush singing in my local woodlands.


A lovely little bird I am lucky to have had nesting in my garden.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

One of Britain's smallest birds with an astonishingly loud song.