Tawny Eagle

This delightful, feathery beauty, is a Tawny Eagle that I captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick in Cumbria. The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. The bird breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a... Continue Reading →

Sing Me Something Well

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a short walk along the local bridleway hoping to capture a bird with my camera, and the gods obliged with a little stunner - the Common Blackbird.The male, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich, melodious... Continue Reading →

The Hungry Hippopotamus

While this Hippopotamus might appear to be roaring at the world (and he should), he was simply wallowing in cool water, waiting for the next passing tourist to toss fruit into his wide open mouth on the sunny island of Fuerteventura. It's really sad what we, as a species, have done to planet Earth. Our... Continue Reading →

A Love-Struck Peacock

This beautiful Peacock was strutting his stuff at a local zoo, and putting on a magnificent display for me with his train of feathers. Who can blame him, for wanting to impress? 🀣 Five Facts The collective term for these birds is peafowl. The males are peacocks and the females are peahens. The babies are... Continue Reading →

A Winters Walk

I haven't had a good walk with my sister for quite some time among the lake district fells. I'll have to get out with her soon, and allow our dogs to socialise a bit more. It's good for dogs to mix with others. My sisters dog is a Manchester Terrier - he's a little star... Continue Reading →

Nannycatch: Skull On A Fell

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I would share with you a photo of a sheep's sun-bleached skull that I found on the fell-side, at Nannycatch (near Cleator Moor) in West Cumbria. Morbid, I know ☠️ Nannycatch is an interesting, and intriguing place name. The English Dialect Dictionary claims that Nanny means to catch... Continue Reading →

Wet Dog

I think Poppy was born with webbed feet. She just adores water. The above photo was from a recent visit to Longlands Lake - the site of the former Longlands iron ore mine. In 1939, the mine started to subside, flooding the area to create what is now Longlands Lake. Longlands was acquired by Cumbria... Continue Reading →

The Pet Lamb

The county of Cumbria is home to tens of thousands of sheep, including our famous Herdwick variety. They are everywhere. These two beauties, which I believe are the Kerry Hill breed, posed for me on a recent walk up nearby Dent Fell - I couldn't resist taking a photo of them, to share with you.... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven To St. Bees

Twelve months ago, I set off on a coastal walk from Whitehaven to St. Bees, and then a little further inland, back to my home in West Cumbria. The route was approximately 13 mile in total. I've done the walk quite a few times, but on this occasion, I recorded it on my GoPro too... Continue Reading →

King Vulture

This King Vulture is one of the ugliest and scariest creatures that I've ever had the pleasure of taking a photo of. It really freaked me out - but what an awesome creature! Photographed at the South Lakes Safari Zoo. The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America.... Continue Reading →

The Curious Lamb

I often have a chuckle when I take a look at this photo of a lamb that had found itself stuck-fast, having decided to check if it was true, that grass was greener on the other side. Luckily for the lamb, I was out walking, and spotted her in a bit of a predicament. After... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle Bath Time

This image of a Bald Eagle (called Bill) taking a bath, was captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park, at Keswick in Cumbria. As the national emblem of the USA, the Bald Eagle is easily recognised in mature plumage. Although they can be observed stooping from heights of 100m in order to catch prey, their... Continue Reading →

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