Toby Houlton Photography – Birds Galleries

Male Bearded Tit perches on a reed stemMale Bearded Tit perches on a reed stemMale Blackbird with juicy wormsA male Blackbird literally catches a wormBlackcap female in the sunBlackcap female feeding from an appleCoal Tit perched on mossy branchGreat Spotted Woodpecker in woodlandJay hunting through leaf litterA Jay collects peanutsJay portraitLesser Whitethroat in HawthornRobin coming in to landA bird in the handFemale Sparrowhawk with killClose up portrait of a BitternA Barn Owl hunts in the early morning mistA Barn owl hunts over a winter fieldReflections of Black Headed Gulls at restGeese fly over the setting sunA jackdaw perches on a fence postA Jay perches after finding an acornA flock of Knot feeding at low tide, one has a stone in it's beakAbstract pheasant feather detailPortrait of a PuffinA Snipe hides, well camouflaged in long grassA Water Rail feeds at the edge of the iceA whitethroat returns to the nest with a beak full of juicy caterpillarsGCG_close_1000.jpgA wren sings at dawnGCG_side_1200.jpgCrane_balance_1000.jpgHeron_inflight_1200.jpgHarrier_reeds_800.jpgCrane_stretch_1000.jpgMallard_balance_1000.jpgRook_beakstudy_1200.jpgRook_headon_1100.jpgSwans_flight_1200.jpgPair of Oystercatchers matingBlack Headed Gull with nesting materialSanderling feeding as the tide risesWhitethroat in good voiceStarling with a leatherjacketSanderling in the surfTufted ducks matingWood Pigeon profileA Common Tern returns to nest with a fish for hungry chickPuffin portraitBarn owl in evening sunHunting as the sun dropsCommon tern returning to nestling with fishCommon tern with fishSuccessful dive!Diving Pied WagtailA Little Owl perched on stone wallComing in to landPuffin on the wavesComing in to land againCloseup of swimming puffinPuffin in flightTake off from the waterRazorbill on the waterSwallow in flightSpotted by a Tawny owlTawny owl amongst the foliagePied Wagtail taking flies in the airHunting fliesWhitethroat with food for youngWhitethroat with a large red damselflykeep that food coming!A dragon sized bite for little birdsWillow Warbler in full songA wren with a cranefly for it\'s youngBacklit Barn Owl in flightBarn owl fly pastA barn owl hunts at duskBearded Tit among the reedsBearded Tit males foraging throuhg the reedbadFemale Blackcap peeks round a branchMale Blackcap eating appleA fishing cormorant surfacesA flock of GodwitA Hobby in flightGoldfinch amongst the cherry blossomSpied by a Marsh harrierA Lapwing in the early sunGodwits synchronised flyingLittle Grebe struggling with a sticklebackMeadow Pipit basks in the sunriseA male Yellow Wagtail looks for food Swan reflectionBarn Owl at SunsetHunting as the sun dropsWater Rail feeding in icy waterLittle Grebe reflection



  1. Marian Groves January 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    Have just spent a happy hour browsing your site Toby – so inspiring, absolutely superb photos! We live in Hampshire, but have visited Dungerness and Norfolk and seen great egrets, but in several years of birdwatching not yet tracked down a bittern or bearded tit. John and Marian (friends of your parents)

    • Toby Houlton January 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

      Marian and John,

      Really appreciate your kind comments and pleased you enjoyed my photos. That’s what it’s all about, share that amazing world out there!

  2. Toby Houlton December 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Really appreciate your comments Greg – good to know people out there appreciate my efforts!

  3. Greg Mills December 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Sincere thanks Toby. These are among the best photos I have ever seen, and I will be coming back to your site again and again. As an expat bird watcher, your images of beardies, lesser whitethroats and barn owls bring back wonderful memories of Minsmere.

  4. Gary Stamp March 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Some superb images and a great website – great to meet you today and good luck with your photography!

    • Toby Houlton March 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

      Likewise – great to chat. Appreciate the kind comments.

  5. Toby Houlton March 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm #


    Many thanks for your kind comments

  6. Pete February 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Stunning pictures from a man who knows his trade. Well done, great clarity and composition of all your pictures.

    Pete llewellyn

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