Snow Dog

We’ve had some snow hit Cumbria over the past week, so I thought I’d share a photo of Poppy in the snow. But first of all, here’s a short video clip of Poppy experiencing snow for the first time, back in November 2010: I’m glad I recorded Poppy as a youngster. Video clips from yesteryear…

Freaky Eyed Camel

Camels Have Three Eye Lids, Can Drink 53 Gallons Of Water In Three Minutes, And They Hump While Sat On The Ground!

Pink Flamingo

The name “flamingo” comes from Portuguese or Spanish flamengo, “flame-coloured”. Flamingos are capable flyers, and flamingos in captivity often require wing clipping to prevent escape. Flamingos usually stand on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their bodies. The reason for this behaviour is not fully understood. One theory is that standing on one leg…

Why The Long Face?

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender asks “Why the long face?” Oh, you’ve heard it? never mind 😋 I spotted this old dear while out on a daily walk. She looked incredibly fed-up with the world and seemed pleased to see me, with a little nuzzle to my shoulder. I obliged by giving…

Shy Ladies

These ladies got a little camera shy when I was lurking about near their field, while a Tup was servicing them. I sound like a weirdo! Haha 🤣 A Tup is a un-castrated male sheep – a Ram. Shortly after their encounter with me, they trotted off out of sight with the Ram to another…

Poppy ❤

I was having a ratch (its a great word isn’t it?) through my my old photos and came across one of my best friend, and walking companion, and I just had to share with you all. Poppy is an English Working Cocker Spaniel. This photo was taken on our local cycle-way during the summer of…

The Kookaburra

Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers, native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length. The loud distinctive call of the laughing kookaburra is widely used as a stock sound effect in situations that involve an Australian bush setting. They are found in habitats ranging from humid forest to…

Tawny Eagle

This delightful, feathery beauty, is a Tawny Eagle that I captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick in Cumbria. The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. The bird breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a…

Sing Me Something Well

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a short walk along the local bridleway hoping to capture a bird with my camera, and the gods obliged with a little stunner – the Common Blackbird. The male, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich,…

The Hungry Hippopotamus

While this Hippopotamus might appear to be roaring at the world (and he should), he was simply wallowing in cool water, waiting for the next passing tourist to toss fruit into his wide open mouth on the sunny island of Fuerteventura. It’s really sad what we, as a species, have done to planet Earth. Our…

A Love-Struck Peacock

This beautiful Peacock was strutting his stuff at a local zoo, and putting on a magnificent display for me with his train of feathers. Who can blame him, for wanting to impress? 🤣 Five Facts The collective term for these birds is peafowl. The males are peacocks and the females are peahens. The babies are…