Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Aber Falls

Tree Creeper


Blue Tit

Long-tailed Tit

A few photos from Aber Falls in North Wales . Amber Falls ,in the village of Abergwyngregyn 
is a waterfall well known as a stunning destination in Snowdonia National Park.

Smew Redhead

This Smew redhead was on a pool near Sandiway at Newchurch Common .The Smew is a small compact diving duck with a delicate bill.Its a winter visitor in small numbers from Scandinavia and Russia.Sometimes birds move here from Holland and Denmark to escape freezing weather there .

Red Squirrel

I had a walk around Forby wood's which is a good place to see Red Squirrel's in the North West ,there are a estimated to be only 140,000 Red Squirrel's left in Britain , with over 2.5 million greys.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

1St Winter Drake Surf Scoter

I went out on organised trip to see the Surf Scoter we found last week , it was more or less in the same spot between St Mary's and Guthers .

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Juvenile Glaucous Gull

This Juvenile Glaucous Gull has been around the Islands for the past few weeks , it was on Tolls Porth feeding on a dead seal Tuesday .

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Loggerhead Turtle

This Loggerhead Turtle was found on Porth-hellick beach on Sunday and was still alive .

But loggerheads thrive in warmer waters, but will stop feeding when sea temperatures drop below about 15C.
"As the seas cool down these turtles will suffe
r from acute hypothermia.
"If they are lucky, they may strand alive on a beach, and if found in time they can be rescued and rehabilitated back to health with specialist treatment".
He added the loggerheads would most likely "perish" in the South West inshore waters, which are cooling down to below the 15C threshold.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

1st Winter Drake Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

Purple Sandpiper's

Grey Plovers 

I went out in the Punt today with Higgo one of the local birders and found this 1st winter Drake Surf Scoter the 1st one for over 10 years , we also saw 8x Grey Plovers and 2x Purple Sandpipers and 12x Great Northern Divers .

Monday, 4 January 2016


This Kestrel has been visiting my garden over the last few days, luckily it stayed around just long enough today for me to get some photos.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Great Northern Diver + Short eared Owl's

The Great Northern Diver was on West Kirby marine lake this morning, and the Short-Eared-Owl's were at Lunt Meadows this afternoon.