Birding the Lake District

This weekend we went up north to the Lake District for a little time away. We set up camp at a small Air B and B in the little village of Middleton-in-Teesdale. The landscape around us consisted of huge cascading hills and square fields inhabited by sheep and cattle. The hills reminded me a lot … Continue reading Birding the Lake District


The Bullfinches are back!

It has been several months since I've last had a bullfinch at my feeders. Bullfinches are among some of my favorite English birds, so getting them back after such a long absence was great. (See my other post, Spotlight: Eurasian Bullfinch). In my last bullfinch post, I said I named the male Buddy. But recently I have … Continue reading The Bullfinches are back!


We went to Stonehenge recently and there was very tame Rook walking around. I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures. Rooks are usually highly social, so to see this guy walking around alone was unusual.   It got very close, so I could really see the detail of his features. The bare skin … Continue reading Rook