Girafferacing's Animals and birds Posts

Lucy has a definite routine, depending on the season. At this time of year her daytime resting place is on the bed in our spare room, while in the evening she…

Most of my recent lockdown walk photography has been shot at 35mm (the focal length of my Fuji X100) so I took a different approach today and took a long lens…

I threw out some mealworms in the garden this morning for the visiting birds who prefer to forage on the ground. Just after lunch I spotted William, our pied…

For several years now blue tits have raised young in our nest box, and periodically they pop back to inspect their home for the coming year. In recent weeks…

In recent weeks we’ve gained a new regular visitor to our garden – a juvenile Pied Wagtail. Most days I’ve seen it bobbing around, snapping up tasty morsels and…

I got a little distracted on my snowy walk this morning. I went out expecting to take photos of wintery landscapes (and I did shoot a few) but on my walk…

Lucy hates our vacuum cleaner with a passion and usually runs for the hills as soon as Kevin gets it out. Today though she decided to put on a brave face and…

With my daily pinhole project I’m always on the lookout for potential subjects for photos. I’ve tried photographing Lucy this way before when I saw she’d…

We’ve known for many years that Lucy is a cat for all seasons – unlike many felines she’ll happily venture outside in any sort of weather. This afternoon she…

On Boxing Day our area of the country will be moved up into the highest tier of Covid restrictions so today we took what could be our last chance to visit…

I enjoyed the luxury of a day out with my friend Erica today – our first opportunity since our summer outing to Stowe. Our destination this time was the London…

Every Tuesday I record my latest consort videos for the recorder players out there who are missing playing with other people during the pandemic. I’ve recorded…

Both our young hedgehogs were out in the garden, foraging for food in the gloom this afternoon. They seem to be a pretty healthy size, so we can only assume…

I can’t help but wonder what goes through Lucy’s mind sometimes. This afternoon, as Kevin cleared away our sunflower plants she sat atop one of the water butts…

During the lockdown our neighbours Danielle and Adam welcomed a new character to their household. Luna is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and we got to meet her…

After my unsuccessful visit to the British Wildlife Centre last week, hoping to see their Scottish wildcat kittens, I had another try today. To my delight the…

Our visiting hedgehogs have grown in number in recent weeks, with two adults and two youngsters now popping in each night. This evening I spent about an hour…

For some time we’ve known about the hedgehogs visiting our garden, thanks to the little gifts they leave for us. Over the last couple of months I’ve captured…
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