Sunday, 31 January 2016

Nice timing........... a Goldcrest in the garden during my Big Garden Birdwatch

This weekend it's been the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch... 
...they claim it's the worlds largest wildlife survey.
You spend one hour noting the number of birds and different species that visit your garden.
During my hour earlier to day I had 10 species visit my feeders.. the last one was a bit special.

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

 The smallest British bird weighing around 6.5gm.

 All the images were taken through my kitchen window... and it was raining.

 It's only the second one I've seen in the garden in over 10 years

 A great little bird to end my bird count with.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday 

Saturday, 30 January 2016

A bit of a push..................................... will take the YouTube hits to over 40,000

My little white squirrel video doubled the hits on my YouTube channel in two months.

Another thousand hits will take it to over 40,000 views.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Remember this?............................................... Blue Tit on my patio door handle

Captured as few years ago... a little Blue Tit seeing it'self in my patio window...

...thinking it was a rival.

It was so funny to watch and lasted a few days.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday, 11 January 2016

A winter walk with the wildlife...................................................... December 2010

It's been wet but very mild this winter so far... this morning was the first time I've had to defrost the windscreen.


I can't believe five years have paased since I captured and first shared this little video clip.
Winter 2010 really was a cold one.
Our World Tuesday

Monday, 28 December 2015

Sunday, 27 December 2015

My Grandson Arthurs trip to the theatre........... to watch Mr Poppers Penguins

My three year old Grandson Arthur has had a wonderful Christmas.

Here he is in Manchester... visiting the Lowry Theatre to watch the musical Mr Poppers Penguins.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Haha! I've just found another share from the USA............ a Weather Channel?


Another site sharing my video clip... this time with commentary.

Click here: White Squirrel

Click on the link above to view it... there is an advert first.
 It's great to hear my name spoken in an American accent.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The longest post I have ever done...... the world has shared my white squirrel

Well it will be if you watch it all!

It's the same video clip and images shared by me... just how it's been shared all over the world.

My quotes have been exaggerated.
Never believe what you read in the press!


My original video clip.

Click on the links below to see how the rest of world are seeing my little white squirrel.

Virality Facts

Florida News Grio

Hindustan Times
Brilliant they added music!

Girls Channel... not to sure about this one!

英国で100万匹に1匹と言われる大変珍しいリスが激写される!カワ美しい



These are just a few of the sites sharing my story... there are tens of dozens.
I may share some more as I view them... I'm having fun!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Kestrel................................................................................... Tatton Park Cheshire


Captured during my visits to Tatton Park to watch the Red Deer rut.
We have had a wonderful Autumn (Fall)... no rain and light winds... the leaves have lasted for weeks.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday, 2 November 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015

Published in the National Press....................................... my little white squirrel

 I have had one of my white squirrel images published by the Daily Mail

The second highest selling newspaper in the UK


A typical British press title

The back page probably drew a bit more interest... but I don't mind sharing with Lewis.
Formula One World Champion for the third time after winning in Texas.
I have a similar feeling!

Linking to Our World Tuesday

Friday, 23 October 2015

The White Squirrel at Marbury Park.............. part of the Northwich Woodlands

White (Grey) Squirrel... the movie.


It was very windy as you will see and hear... lot's of dogs barking as well.
I'm surprised he's stayed around as long as he has.

This video has had over 21,000 views on Youtube since my images appeared in the National Press.

Our World Tuesday

Thursday, 22 October 2015

More images of the White Squirrel........................ in the Northwich Woodlands

 I returned to Marbury Country Park this morning to see if I could find the White Squirrel again.

It only took me a couple of minutes to find it.

 I must have spent an hour or so just following it around while it foraged in the undergrowth.

 So cute... don't you think?


I even managed to capture a short video clip... I hope to share that soon.

Saturday's Critters

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Marbury Country Park..................................................................... White Squirrel

It's almost two years since I first saw the White (Grey) Squirrel at Marbury Country Park.

The parkland looks wonderful at this time of year.

My aim for the day today was to (unsuccessfully) capture a Nuthatch in it's classic pose.
 On my way back to the car a guy carrying a camera asked me whether I had seen the white squirrel.
I told him I had but it must be at least 18 months ago.
He informed me it had been seen this morning around the car park.

I headed back to my car and low and behold there it was... just a few yards from where I was parked.

I backtracked to tell photographer where it was...
... as I drove off I passed him and he gave me the thumbs up... he'd seen it.

Just record shots...
...and no!... I didn't run it over.

The following text is taken from the Northwich Woodlands website.
 (Marbury Country Park is part of the Northwich Woodlands).

"This ultra rare creature is thought to be one of only five grey squirrels in Britain suffering from leucism - a mutated gene which turns them pure white but keeps their eyes black"

Monday, 19 October 2015

Tatton Park Fallow Deer..................................................... prettier the the Reds?

I have spent most of my break sharing images of the Red Deer at Tatton Park.
Tatton Park is also home to hundreds of Fallow Deer... in my opinion more pleasing on the eye.

 In the past I have I have found them quite hard to get close to... but this stag was very obliging.

Worn out from the rut?

He even obliged me a video clip... silent because of the noise of aircraft overhead...
... landing at Manchester International Airport just a couple of miles away.

Our World Tuesday

Sunday, 18 October 2015

I've had a wonderful week off work.................................... just watching wildlife

Week one of my holiday break has been wonderful.

I have had a fantastic few days watching the wildlife at Tatton Park Cheshire.

 Especially seeing the Red Deer during the rutting season.

 The weather has been wonderful... sunshine with lovely clear skies.

And some wonderful little surprises along the way.
I still have another week off... local woods and wetlands to visit.
Looking forward to it.