This blog is a result of the many hours spent on watching
nature. The photos here were taken by my husband, Piotr, and me during our trips.
Hope you'll enjoy!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Looking for spring




Today Piotr and I decided to check what's going on at the ponds near Opole. It's generally a great place to watch the nature, but still there is not as much to see as usually. Ponds are frozen so no sign of ducks or swans. There was a heron somewhere, actually there were heron's tracks on the ice, but we didn't spot heron itself.  As a special treat I was able to take photo of this beautiful buzzard and finally came across Great Grey Shrike posing as a model 

Friday, 25 February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Black Swans



They are beautiful, aren't they? And they were kind enough to pose me in park in Madrid

I'm really hungry



While we stopped for a while during our trip to the top of Snowdon, this beauty came and very politely asked for something to eat.
For more birds please visit http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 February 2011

Seals



I think that I can say that seals are my favorite animals or at lest very high on the 'favorite list'. Anyway, last year my husband and I had a pleasure to visit Rathlin once more. No Puffins this time, since it was middle of September, but we were lucky to enjoy unusually beautiful weather and what is more a great company of these amazing creatures. 

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Puffins



I saw Puffin in wild only once, two years ago in the Rathlin Island. Unfortunately I didn't have good camera, so the photos are rather poor quality, but still the bird is cute, isn't it?

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Jubilee River



One of the walks I always enjoy is Jubilee River Walk from Burnham to Windsor. Even in winter there's always something to watch. These photos were taken in December 2009. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Herons



I took these photos in October. It was such a beautiful day, so we went to the trip to the mountains, but eventually we ended up at the lakes (actually the fish ponds) where we found these beauties - Grey Heron and Great White Egret.
For more birds visit please http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

Sparrows




Photos taken by Piotr.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Hawfinch




Few years ago they came regularly whole winter. Unfortunately now they don't appear near houses any longer. Shame. Maybe one day...!


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Collared Doves



They've been living in the walnut tree in my garden for few years, or at least I think that's the same pair all the time. We are get on pretty well - they come to visit me from time to time, appreciate food and wake me up very early, and I love taking photos of them, especially when they have an argument.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Deer




Not very far from the place we live there are fields - great place for cross-country skiing,walks and nature watching. Piotr spotted these lovely creature in February last year.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The apple is mine!




This Blackbird lives in my terrace all winter and I must say that he's a bit selfish - doesn't like to share apples with other birds. 

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Jay



This beauty comes to my garden for walnuts and sometimes let me takes some photos.

For more beautiful birds visit http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

Monday, 7 February 2011

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Owls II



What I loved the most about owl center was baby owls. You wouldn't believe, but I was allowed to feed them. I must say it was life experience - never before did i have chance to touch baby owl, not mention feeding it!
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