Tag Archives: Wildlife

Green Woodpecker

Went for a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal near Theale today, between the canal and the sailing lake. Didn’t see an awful lot, the undisputed highlight was this Green Woodpecker briefly sitting on a branch in the open:

The light wasn’t great and I didn’t have enough time to put the camera on the monopod, but considering the circumstances I’m still fairly happy with the pictures.

Great Crested Grebe caught a fish

Went out for a long walk today from Aldermaston Wharf to the lakes (former gravel pits) at Woolhampton in some nice late Indian Summer sunshine. Mainly to gain some experience with a new lens for my camera I received on Friday. Among other birds spotted a Great Crested Grebe catching fish in the late afternoon light:

Beautiful Buzzard in flight

On a beautiful sunny afternoon in August 2015 I went for a walk in West Berkshire, hoping to take a few nice pictures. Didn’t spot much for most of the walk, but at one point a beautiful Buzzard flew very low above me, allowing me to take these wonderful shots:

The exact location was at the corner of Admoor Lane and Webbs Lane, about a mile north east of the A4 between Theale and Aldermaston Wharf.