Monday, November 10, 2014

Kingfisher at Forest Farm, Cardiff

I was lucky to get some close views of this Kingfisher a few days ago, at Forest Farm - a nature reserve on the outskirts of Cardiff:

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

Moon in Time-Lapse

This orange supermoon was filmed using the time-lapse setting on my new camcorder on September 10th. It was just a couple of days after the Harvest Moon:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Foxes in Clyne Woods, Swansea

I bought a new camcorder recently, and have used it a few times trying to film some Foxes in my local woods. Here's some footage which I took on September 6th, which was virtually the first time I'd used it:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Black-headed Gulls Feeding Frenzy

I came across these Black-headed Gulls feeding frantically at high tide along Swansea Bay on September 10th. What do you think they are feeding on - Sandhoppers?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Black-headed Gull at Caswell Bay

The Mediterranean Gull in my previous post was amongst a number of these commoner Black-headed Gulls:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mediterranean Gull at Caswell Bay, Gower

I came across this quite confiding Mediterranean Gull at Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula back on August 22nd:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Filmed back on August 7th, on the same butterfly bush as the Painted Lady in my previous post:

I also saw a Brimstone there, but was unable to get any film or photos of it.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Painted Lady Butterfly

Filmed on August 4th this year, this was the first, and one of only three (so far), of this migrant species that I've seen this year:

Have you seen any Painted Ladies in the U.K. this year?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Carrion Crow

As any bird-lover will know, crows must be among the most intelligent of birds. My local crows clearly remember me from feeding them in the past; and, even if they haven't seen me for several weeks, fly straight down to me whenever I walk past, obviously seeing me as a good source of food. I usually manage to find a few crumbs to spare for them, and on this occasion one came close enough for me to film it:

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ringlet Butterfly

A Ringlet butterfly filmed on July 29th this year. This was about the last one from a small colony I saw this year, so it's somewhat tatty-looking:

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Short clip of a Meadow Brown butterfly from July 29th this year:

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Wall Brown Butterfly

I saw this butterfly flying along at the top of Swansea Beach, on July 29th this year, frequently living up to its name by perching on the seawall, and occasionally dropping down to feed on nearby flowers:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marbled White Butterflies on Gower

There is a good-sized colony of these beautiful butterflies at Nicholaston Burrows on the Gower Peninsula. I've photographed them a few times, but filmed them for the first time on June 28th this year:

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Stonechats on the Gower Peninsula, Wales

I came across these birds during a walk between Oxwich and Three Cliffs Bays back on June 28th:

Slithering Snails

Soporific real-time footage of slithering snails:

Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Nest in Clyne Woods, Swansea

I came across this Great Spotted Woodpeckers' nest in Clyne Woods in western Swansea a few weeks ago. I was able to set up my Canon 7D with 500mm lens on a tripod on a nearby footpath, and get some footage of the adults coming and going at the nest-hole as they fed their chicks:

The Cotswolds

Whilst visiting the cheese rolling featured in my previous video, I had a quick stroll around the nearby countryside. Here's some of the local scenery:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire, 2014.

I'd heard of this crazy tradition of loonies throwing themselves down a steep hill in Gloucestershire in pursuit of a large cheese, and this year determined to go and see it for myself. (I even, briefly, considered taking part, until I saw how steep the hill was!) Here's the footage I took of this mad event, from my position of (relative) safety on the sidelines:

Foxes Eating Bread

There's a woman near me who feeds Foxes most evenings, and on this occasion I was able to stand nearby and film them eating the titbits she'd put out for them:

Whimbrels on Swansea Beach

I see this species most years, as they pass through Swansea Bay on their Spring migration. I came across this quite approachable flock at Blackpill on May 10th this year, and was able to film them with my little camcorder:

Song Thrush Singing

A Song Thrush singing in Clyne Woods, Swansea; filmed back on May 6th this year:

Swansea Bay in Time-Lapse

Some time-lapse footage shot over several months here in Swansea Bay, just using the time-lapse function on my cheap JVC Everio camcorder:

Robin Singing and Preening

I filmed this co-operative bird in Singleton Park, Swansea, back on April 6th. Camera used was a Canon 7D with a Sigma 500mm lens:

Pwll Du Bay, Gower, Wales

A little footage from a brief visit I made to the isolated Pwll Du Bay on the Gower Peninsula a few months ago:

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Feral Pigeons Courting (and Bonking)

I spotted these amorous pigeons in Mumbles last Saturday, March 15th:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Goldfinches on Teasels

I've done very little photography of late, but here's a video of some Goldfinches feeding on Teasels which I filmed with my Canon 7D last December. I tempted the Goldfinches down with some niger seeds placed in the Teasel seedheads:

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Wild Waves in Swansea

We've been battered by some wild waves and strong winds here in south and west Wales for the last few days, with some towns, like Aberystwyth, coming off far worse than we have here in Swansea.
Anyway, here's a video of some of the waves near the civic centre at high tide yesterday morning, January 6th: