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Wildlife

Pete Lawless | Male Sparrowhawk

Male Sparrowhawk

The sparrowhawk is an awesome small bird of prey. It can that can be found in all kinds of habitats, this one was in a wooded area in Dumfries and Galloway. They often visits gardens looking for prey - small birds like finches, tits and sparrows.
Pete Lawless | Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greater Spotted Woodpecker, part of Nature Collection for coasters and Mugs.
Pete Lawless | Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl captured in Cape Coral, Florida, USA. They are a small Long legged Owl that live underground.
Pete Lawless | Linnet

Linnet

The Linnet is a small finch of heathland, scrub and farmland. The linnet feeds on seeds and is present in the UK all year-round. In winter, they may form large flocks with other seedeaters, roaming the countryside and feeding on stubbles, saltmarshes and wasteland.
Pete Lawless | Little Owl

Little Owl

The Little Owl is mainly nocturnal, however it can be spotted in the day hunting invertebrates (especially worms), small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and small birds. It is often seen perched on a telegraph pole or tree, along a hedgerow.
Pete Lawless | Mr and Mrs Little Owl

Mr and Mrs Little Owl

The Little Owl is mainly nocturnal, however it can be spotted in the day hunting invertebrates (especially worms), small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and small birds. It is often seen perched on a telegraph pole or tree, along a hedgerow. This pair successfully bred three young in 2019.
Pete Lawless | Night Owl (Little Owl)

Night Owl (Little Owl)

The Little Owl is mainly nocturnal, however it can be spotted in the day hunting invertebrates (especially worms), small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and small birds. It is often seen perched on a telegraph pole or tree, along a hedgerow. This one was taken from a hide under LED lights no flash!
Pete Lawless | Winter Robin

Winter Robin

Arguably the Nations favourite bird, it has a characteristic bright red breast especially popular at Christmas! Despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They are first to sing in a morning together with the Blackbird.
Pete Lawless | Barn Owl

Barn Owl

The Barn Owl has a heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a distinctive and much-loved countryside bird. There are believed to be only 4000 pairs in the UK.
Pete Lawless | Jay

Jay

Jays are the most colourful members of the crow family and are actually quite difficult to see; they are shy woodland birds. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.
Pete Lawless | Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl

Short-eared owls are medium sized owls with mottled brown bodies, pale under-wings and yellow eyes. They are frequently seen hunting during the day in winter, along the Dee Estuary on the Wirral, UK.
Pete Lawless | Chaffinch

Chaffinch

The chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), usually known as the common chaffinch, is a widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. It is one of the most common bird species in the UK
Pete Lawless | Red Deer Stag

Red Deer Stag

Red Deer is the Country's largest deer. The males have large, branching antlers, which increase in size as they get older. During autumn (October time) it is the breeding season, also known as the rutting. You will hear males bellowing to proclaim their territory, they and will fight other males and sometimes injure each other with their sharp antlers.
Pete Lawless | Bellowing Red Stag

Bellowing Red Stag

Red Deer is the Country's largest deer. The males have large, branching antlers, which increase in size as they get older. During autumn (October time) it is the breeding season, also known as the rutting. You will hear males bellowing to proclaim their territory, they and will fight other males and sometimes injure each other with their sharp antlers.
Pete Lawless | Honey Bee on Apple Blossom

Honey Bee on Apple Blossom

Honey Bee busy collecting pollen from Apple Blossom.
Pete Lawless | Little Owl

Little Owl

A male Little Owl in flight. The Little Owl is mainly nocturnal, however it can be spotted in the day hunting invertebrates (especially worms), small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and small birds. It is often seen perched on a telegraph pole or tree, along a hedgerow.
Pete Lawless | Red Deer Stag Portrait

Red Deer Stag Portrait

Red Deer Stag enjoying the Autumn sunshine.
Pete Lawless | Little Owl

Little Owl

Little Owl, photographed on a farm in North Wales before Lockdown, taking a favourite snack the humble earth worm.
Pete Lawless | Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

Male Sparrowhawk photographed in the woodlands of Dumfries and Galloway Scotland.
Pete Lawless | Eurasian Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

In flight portrait of a male Eurasian Kestrel
Pete Lawless | Kestrel Portrait

Kestrel Portrait

portrait of a wild male Kestrel taken in Yorkshire.
Pete Lawless | Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

A rare encounter with a Tawny Owl in the daylight, photographed in Scotland 2021
Pete Lawless | Kestrel

Kestrel

kestrel in flight photographed in North Yorkshire, a magnificent bird that sadly appears to be in decline.
Pete Lawless | White-Tailed Eagle

White-Tailed Eagle

White-Tailed Eagle photographed from the Lady Jayne on the Isle of Mull, an incredible experience to see this amazing bird so close.
Pete Lawless | Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

A rare daytime sighting of a Tawny Owl, photographed in Dumfries and Galloway, totally concealed so the Owl was not disturbed whilst hunting for food for its young.
Pete Lawless | Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

A rare daytime sighting of a Tawny Owl, photographed in Dumfries and Galloway, totally concealed so the Owl was not disturbed whilst hunting for food for its young.
Pete Lawless | kestrel In Flight

kestrel In Flight

kestrel in flight photographed at Pool Bridge Farm, Yorkshire
Pete Lawless | Mute Swan and Cygnets

Mute Swan and Cygnets

Mute Swan and Cygnets at Watermead nature reserve
Pete Lawless | Red Fox

Red Fox

Wild urban Red Fox photographed in a park area adjacent to an industrial estate.