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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

northern ireland

  1. Blue Tits Territorial Fight

    Blue Tits Territorial Fight

    These two blue tits landed no more than 5 feet from me in January, fighting over territory, I imagine. They were quite oblivious to my presence, the fight lasted about 2 minutes & was absolutely vicious!
  2. Acrobatic Blue Tit

    Acrobatic Blue Tit

    Loved watched this little one hanging upside down, eating the buds on one of our birch trees.
  3. Coal Tit

    Coal Tit

    Lovely to see my favourite bird, yesterday, just before all the rain clouds rolled in.
  4. Goldfinch


    This beauty landed right in front of me and I was able to get one shot before he flew off.
  5. Coal Tit

    Coal Tit

    Where do I start? So many seeds .... so little time!
  6. Chaffinch


    Blending in perfectly, with the colours of the old stone wall & trees behind.
  7. Coot


    Nothing timid about this coot which was happy to swim about having its photo taken.
  8. Moorhen


    Swimming happily in the reeds at Kiltonga Nature Reserve
  9. Grey Heron

    Grey Heron

    During a lovely walk around a small, local nature reserve this fabulous heron flew overhead, only visible for a few seconds, before disappearing behind trees. I was very lucky my husband spotted him just as he appeared and alerted me to him!
  10. Long Tailed Tit

    Long Tailed Tit

    About to take off .....
  11. Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    Spent about 20 minutes, this morning, watching this little beauty flying from tree to tree looking for buds to nibble.
  12. House Sparrows

    House Sparrows

    We had a bit of a rumble at the feeder, last night.
  13. Goldfinch


    Waiting its turn at the niger feeder.
  14. Robin


    Not sure I've ever had a robin land so close to me .... didn't even have time to reduce the zoom before he flew off. Not sure who was more surprised, him or me!
  15. Dunnock


    Sitting in our old apple tree, waiting for other birds to drop seeds, from the feeder, onto the ground.
  16. AliCat

    Hoopoe in Northern Ireland

    While about 100 hoopoes are recorded in the UK, every year, very few get blown off course as far north and west as Northern Ireland, so when one was spotted in Comber, only a 40 minutes drive from our house, I had to go to try to see it. At first he was way down the bottom of a farm lane and...
  17. Visiting Hoopoe, in Northern Ireland

    Visiting Hoopoe, in Northern Ireland

    I was one of about 30 lucky people to see the hoopoe which arrived in Comber, last week. It stayed for about 4 days before heading off for summer in Southern Europe. He caused quite a stir as they are so rarely blown this far off course, making a few local papers.
  18. Garden Robin

    Garden Robin

    Testing my new camera in a break in the weather
  19. Curious


    This little character arrived on the table, at our picnic, in the grounds of Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
  20. Juvenile Lesser Redpoll

    Juvenile Lesser Redpoll

  21. Long-eared Owl juvenile

    Long-eared Owl juvenile

    Photographed this morning not far from Belfast.
  22. Common Newt - male

    Common Newt - male

    Aquarium shot
  23. Aahhhh - a juicy lugworm!

    Aahhhh - a juicy lugworm!

    Curlew - Holywood Bank, Belfast Harbour. This one was showing off for the camera.