wildlife

Skokholm bird observatory artwork

Skokholm Bird Observatory Artwork

As is the tradition on Skokholm Island, where I spent 7 wonderful days last week (May 2022), the finder of rare birds paints them for posterity on the toilet wall (These days, due to renovations and modernisation of the observatory buildings, the ‘toilet wall’ is a removable board that hangs on the original toilet wall, festooned with wonderful bird artwork).… Read More »Skokholm Bird Observatory Artwork

Kingfisher British

Kingfisher Photographs & Video

Kingfishers ( Alcedo atthis ) are surely one of Britain’s most beautiful birds, and the Teifi valley here in west Wales has a very healthy population. Of all the UK’s birds the kingfisher is perhaps the most unmistakable for any other species, no other UK bird has the iridescence or blue turquoise colouring of a kingfisher. Usually seen near fresh water… Read More »Kingfisher Photographs & Video