Photographed in the enclosure at Pensthorpe in Norfolk the natural setting looks like it was shot in the wild.
A head shot of this attractive bird taken at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire
A common garden bird that has delightfully coloured plumage against the bark of this tree.
Anothr shot of this cute bird
Corn buntings are a once common farmland bird that has been in decline in recent decades - they usually have a favourite singng post as is the case here
Often heard but seldom seen, the corncrake is a speciality of the Outer Hebrides and a birding gem
This one breaks cover to call for a mate
A rare shot of a corncrake running across a track
A male corncrake calls to attract a mate
A male corncrake calling amongst the iris’s
They pop up to call then duck down again and race around out of site, under the cover of the iris’s
The incredible relationship between an adult meadow pipit and its cuckoo foster-chick
Cuckoo & Meadow Pipit
The cuckoo chick begs for food from its meadow pipit foster parent
An amazing encounter captured in 2006 on the West coast of Scotland
Curlew on moorland (or is it a whimbrel?)
This dartford warbler was preparing a nest right by the side of a public lay-by on a heathland road
This is Robin Left from the Wild Owl garden
Its been a wonderful pleasure to feed the robins in the garden each day
Robin Feeding on Hand
A snap-shot of the day my local female woodpecker brought her chicks in to feed on the woodpecker pole
The delightful goldfinch is a jewel in the UK birding world - but this one was photographed in Lesbos, Greece (before the migrant crisis)
A trip to Dorset in a hide resulted in a series of shots including this one - close inspection will reveal the suet that was fed to the woodpecker to bring it in!
A head shot of this attractive species.
A sub-species of the wrens we have on the mainland this capture was taken on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides
These endearing birds were once taken for granted but with a crash in their numbers over the last few decades we now appreciate their quirky ways
House Sparrow (J)
A male house sparrow photographed on the waterfall in the Wild Owl garden
House Sparrow (m)
These noisy corvids have stunning eyes
These beautiful waders are a common sight on the Scottish islands where many of them nest.
Lapwing chicks become independent very quickly in their young lives - many are picked off by gulls and buzzards
This chick held its ground until the very last moment - they rely of their camoflauge to evade predators
Its just a cockerel but its a pretty one!
Light Sussex Chicken
Taken on North Uist, these birds used to hang out with Twite on a patch of gorse. Unfortunately not accessible now as the landowner chases photographers away!
A very strange bird that I discovered sunbathing in the grounds of a hotel on Lesbos.
This meadow pipit had food in its mouth as was sat on the fence waiting for me to move on before it revealed its nest to me.
Another meadow pipit feeding its young.
This mute swan was nesting by the side of a road and lifted itself off the eggs just as I got ready to take the picture - perfect timing!
A common duck in the UK that at times can be very noisy!
This swans body was hidden by the grass - if aliens came across this site they would be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of serpent!
Swans on a misty morning on the Somerset Levels
Nightingales are notoriosuly evasive and difficult to photograph. I managed to sneak up on this one as it sand from within a gorse bush
This swan glided beneath me as I stood on a bridge - the only shot I could see was a close-up and the result was very arty.
Head study of a peacock - stunning birds.
A tri p to Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire coast gave lots of opportunities to photograph the breeding puffins - this one with sand eels
On a weekend stay in Devon we fed the birds just outside the chalet - one of the regular visitors was this nuthatch
Head study of a puffin - they are simply stunning seabirds
The red-legged (or French) partridge is a very attracive farmland bird - who could shoot such a pretty thing?
A common site in the Outer Hebrides where they breed, a redshank keeping watch over its chicks on a fence post.
This puffin looks like it is calling but in fact it is belching!
These noisy birds of reedbeds are very elusive to the cameraman so its always nice to get a clear shot like this one.
This robin was shadowing me while I ws gardening and soon grabbed a juicy caterpillar.
No doubt he had chicks to feed somewhere
One minute you see it - then the next minute it has disappeared into the seaweed!
A crow in a crowd is a rook and a rook on its own is a crow - but this is a rook!
Rooks are very noisy and the sound of woodland where they have rookeries, communal nesting areas.
This little finch is a regular visitor to the Wild Owl garden most winters
I tempted this robin on to a footpath sign by placing some food on top the post.
An early moring shot of a snipe as it gets ready to bathe in the morning sun
An adult starling brings in food to feed a hungry fledgling
Every time this starling landed on the fence near its nest it made a racket - I waited and got the shot I was looking for with its mouth wide open.
I photographed this duck at WWT Slimbridge and it was only when procesing the picture I noticed it had a fish in its mouth.
A swallow feeds it young in the nest at the Hawk Conservancy in Andover
Twites are endearing birds that often let you get very close to them to photograph - this one was taken on North Uist
A twite poses very nicely for me on a gorse bush in the Outer Hebrides.
The same bird jumping down to its nest that was in an empty oil drum.
Resembling a dodo, this chick is on a nest in a tree in the Wild Owl garden
Wood Pigeon Chick
They can be a pain in the butt but they still take a nice photo
All photography & video content © Ian McGuire 2017 | Privacy & Cookies | Site Map | Website Design by Ian McGuire
THE WEBSITE OF OWL SPECIALIST & WILDLIFE EDUCATOR IAN McGUIRE