Black-headed Gulls

Gulls are members of a large, widespread family of seabirds. Often known as seagulls (though no species is actually called a seagull, and many are found far from the sea), they sometimes get a bad reputation for stealing chips. But gulls are intelligent, adaptable and often beautiful birds.¬† [source: The Wildlife Trusts] It is also…

Little Egret

My favourite walk along George V Memorial Walk in Hayle is not only interesting for the number of plants which grow there, but also the birdlife, especially in winter when migrants arrive to feast from the muddy tidal pools. The¬†Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred…

Seasonal Greetings

To all my lovely followers and those who take the time to comment on my posts throughout the year I thank you. I appreciate the time you take out of your busy lives to pop in for a chat and I wish you everything you wish for yourself at this time of the year and…

Dunnock

The shy Dunnock can be seen hopping about under hedges as its other name, ‘Hedge Sparrow’, suggests (though it’s not actually a sparrow). It inhabits gardens, woodlands, hedgerows and parks.

singing a sweet song

My favourite shot from a visit to the Eden Project in early December to see the sound and light show was this cheeky robin who was singing his heart out to all the visitors making their way to the Biomes. I wish all my wonderful blogging friends out there a peaceful and relaxing holiday spent…