Spring Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I had this written yesterday so a quick update. Our internet connection is back and seems to be working okay. It will be interesting to see if it continues working. I seem to recall a quick fix a couple of years ago that didn’t stay fixed and it was down for days the second time.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s with a Eurasian Tree Sparrow feeding in an orchard at Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd April 2020


A Pair of Mallard

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s and a pair of Mallard hanging out on the remains of a tree in Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich.

Another overlooked photo from my slide archives. I find the light rather strange in this photo. The birds and tree stump appear to be front lit while the reflections on the water make me think it’s backlit. I’ve come to the conclusion that the scene is front lit and it’s the angles of the ripples in the water making their reflections appear to be backlit.

Throwback Thursday: 26th March 2020


Great Crested Grebe courtship display

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the early 1990s and is continuing my recent theme of spring arriving. I suspect that it was picking this photo for Throwback Thursday that reminded me of the Great Crested Grebe stretching its wings that caused me to change the theme of my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Spread.

This is a pair of Great Crested Grebes performing part of their courtship display. There are several stages to their courtship display, this is the head shakes stage where the birds turn their heads alternately to the left and right.

Throwback Thursday: 19th March 2020

Patterns and Texture in the Ice

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s and a frozen section of marsh at sunset.

The strange circular patterns and the texture on the surface of the ice caught my eye. What almost looks like film grain is the texture of the ice surface.


Throwback Thursday: 5th March 2020

A frozen section of marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan at sunset.


Snow Covered Farmland

Throwback Thursday travels back to southern Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Getting up to find it had snowed overnight I did a tour of southern Cheshire trying to make the most of the snow. This shot was taken on a back road north of the village of Audlem. The 13th century St James’ Church in Audlem is on the horizon.

Throwback Thursday: 20th February 2020