Wednesday, January 30, 2013


There was a beautiful redwing feeding on the ground in my nature garden this morning. Fuzzy picture as it was with a mobile phone through perspex windows.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Squirrel

I was very lucky to get a close view of a red squirrel at a site in North Durham yesterday.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Song Thrush

There was a beautiful Song Thrush foraging in the snow in the garden this afternoon. This is the first one we have seen for several months.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Long Tailed Tits

I  had a very cold walk at Low Barns yesterday morning.  The cold weather had attracted a flock of Long Tailed Tits to the feeders outside the West Hide.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Saw our first snowdrops today in Wolsingham

Monday, January 07, 2013

Flame Nebula and Horsehead Nebula

The image below is a stacked and processed image made from 10 four minute exposures taken on 5th Jan of the area of the orion nebula around the left hand star in his belt - Alnitak, which is the bright star in the top centre of the image.

To the middle left is the Flame Nebula and to the lower right the dark Horsehead Nebula.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


I captured some good video footage of Jupiter on New Years Eve.
The image below is generated from the best of a set of 2000 frames stacked and sharpened.