Jun 29 2013
adult
near Burzenin, Poland. Although not the main purpose of the visit, I had been hoping to get a photo of a European Stork. A drive along bone-rattling back roads brought teasing glimpses of storks in flight, but always in places not accessible. We gave up the chase and were heading off when a bend in the road presented this sight. The crop doesn't do justice to the nest which is at least 10 ft in diameter, set on a platform about 25 ft above the ground in a farmer's field (built by local residents).
Oct 28 2013
Jun 20 2013
shot while having a Ploughman's Lunch at a picnic table along the canal beside the Saracens Head Pub in Halsall, Lancashire
Oct 21 2013
Jun 16 2013
juvenile
Burscough, Lancashire
Oct 17 2013
Jun 17 2013
St Elizabeth Cemetery, Scarisbrick, Lancashire. Trudging around a cemetery on a wet and overcast day felt like something from The House of Usher..then I hear the rasping call of a Raven from the roof. As creepy as anything Poe wrote.
Oct 17 2013
Jun 20 2013
Douglas River near Rufford, Lancashire. Doesn't show well in the photo because of the angle, however there was nice green highlighting on the back of the head that stood out well in the sunlight.
Oct 13 2013
Jun 28 2013
near Burzenin, Poland. A plain addition, but just to show that like MacDonalds, they are ubiquitous.
Oct 13 2013
Jun 15 2013
next to a rest stop on the M6 Motorway, near Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire
Oct 11 2013
Jun 28 2013
Attendees at a Rook Convention near Sieradz, Poland
Oct 11 2013
Jun 17 2013
juvenile
one of a flock of juveniles at St Cuthbert Cemetery, Halsall, Lancashire
Oct 9 2013
Jun 19 2013
(known as Bewick's Swan in England). Foraging along the shoreline of the Douglas River, near Hesketh Bank, Lancashire.
Oct 9 2013