The secret lives of sparrows

During my daily ‘exercise’ (or rather, sitting down with camera poised), my aim over the past week has been to capture the daily antics of a rather overlooked bird, the humble house sparrow. Not spectacularly coloured or great songsters but fascinating in their own right, they have always one of my favourites British birds and…

Freshly cut grass

It’s rather fortunate timing that I took the time to capture some images of the wildflowers a few days ago, as stepping outside this morning I was rather saddened to see the grass had all be neatly mowed, and most of the flowers tossed into a bin with the grass cuttings. Whilst the grassy area…

Blackbird beauty

A beautiful female blackbird, with her eye sparkling in the early morning light… — All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography © http://www.greyfeatherphotography.com If you like what you see, you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram (@greyfeatherphotography) to see my latest photographs. Hit the little ‘follow’ button on the bottom to subscribe to my blog. Thanks for…

A very close encounter

The Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow is not in fact a sparrow at all, as it’s name might mislead you to believe. It is a member of a small family of birds known as the accentors which comprises of just 3 species. The Dunnock is the only species found in the UK and is slightly smaller…

Blue Tits in Gorse

Today I had a rare, right place-right time moment with a couple of delightful blue tits as they foraged in a vibrant gorse bush. I could easily have walked straight past them, mistaking their yellow chests for the yellow gorse flowers if their twittering calls hadn’t revealed their presence. It was tricky to capture these…

Sighting: Leucistic Blackbird

I came across this handsome male blackbird quite by accident in town a few days ago, I just happened to have my camera on me at the time. Unfortunately I was only able to capture one photo before other pedestrians sent him scattering. As you can see he has a patch of pure white feathers…