Woody revisits

We have always done a lot to get the birds to visits our garden. Several years ago families of Great Spotted Woodpeckers visited my special constructed “Woody” pole. Magpies moved in and the Woodpeckers and other birds became fewer. Early one morning a couple of weeks ago, we were lying in bed with our cup of Tea, when we heard a Woodpecker in one of the dead branches in our old plum tree. I have specially left the many dead branches on the deceased tree to encourage the birds. Between us we managed to get the camera and take several pictures of this female Great Spotted Woodpecker. As can be seen, from the flying dust, she was hard at work. She came back a few more times, but lately we haven’t seen her. but we have seen plenty of signs of her
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The youngster

Years ago we had a garden full of birds. A large variety came to the feeders. The Great Spotted Woodpeckers brought their young to the poles I installed and charged with peanuts. Then the Magpies moved in and every thing changed. They constantly raid the feeders and rob the nest of eggs and youngsters.
This young male woodpecker is from happy years.

Where Moose and Wild Boar roam

Where Moose and Wild Boar roam
Lately I have been going over my old files. Yesterday I was looking at my work from 2005, I was then using my first digital Nikon, a Nikon D70. Today it would be considered hopelessly antiquated with a low pixel count and poor dynamic range, but I am very happy with this result. What is the famous saying about the best camera is …..
This image was photographed on one of our wonderful holidays in Sweden, far away from the maddening crowd.

Phoenix Garden

I discovered it by chance on the net and we determined to look for it when next in London. Phoenix Garden https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixgarden/ is situated between Soho and Covent Garden. We found it after some searching. It is a little oasis in the middle of the busy city.It is bordered by Large apartment buildings, The Church of St. Giles in the Fields and the Phoenix Theatre, and yet is utterly peaceful. It is purposely laid out to encourage wildlife and insects, with dense bushes and the odd pile of bricks. Frogs spawn in a little pond and comfortable benches invite visitors to rest in peaceful surroundings. We have returned there many times

On the beach

The island of Bornholm is situated in the cold southern Baltic. In spite of that Figs and Mulberries thrive there. It is a wonderful place with endless white beaches, shear rocky cliffs, forests and green fields. We try to spend time there when possible. On his day we walked down to one of the beaches. As often happens the sea was glinting and the cloud formations were very dramatic.
Camera Fuji X100S