Friday, 21 January 2011

Sunny Stroll in Richmond Park.

After days of grey skies it was good to take a stroll across Richmond Park earlier this week and observe the local inhabitants in some sunshine. The first encounter was a large group of Red Deer .... over 30 Does being watched over by their master.
Every so often this large buck made his presence known to a couple of other younger males that were wandering around the periphery of this herd while making sure his charges were safe and secure.
 
A Kestrel hovered over the open heathland and then decided to perch a little way in front of me but typically as I moved a little closer it decided to move away and I wasn't ready to change the camera settings for a flying seqence!
 
 
 Still plenty of water lying along the pathways as I headed towards Penn Ponds.
 Carrion Crow patiently waiting for some action.
 One of many noisy Ring-necked Parakeets that patrol the parkland skies.
 Grey Heron in its usual pose.
 A Cormorant flies over ......
 .... and joins its chums to chill out.
 Male Pochard and Tufted Duck.
 Male Gadwall.
 Great Crested Grebe.
After a very inquisitive stare from an Egyptian Goose it was time to head home and review a well filled card that should produce more images for some future posts. Have a enjoyable wildlife watching weekend.  FAB.

18 comments:

  1. Great post Frank with superb images and what a difference Sunshine and blue skies make.

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  2. Wow, what a nice variety of "great" shots! They're all good, but that last one is priceless - It's as if he's saying "Whatever are you doing, Frank?"

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  3. Good variety on your walk Frank. Love the deer shots.

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  4. Well that goose just made me laugh out loud! I really love that crested grebe too.. I didn't even know they existed.

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  5. Great variety Frank.
    Love the deer shots.

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  6. Sounds like you had a very pleasurable walk. Absolutely wonderful images! What a sight that must have been to see so many Red Deer. Love the Great Crested Grebe photograph. The Egyptian Goose look is priceless. Terrific post, as always!

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  7. I love the Deer, but, I think all of them are a brilliant shots.

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  8. Great post Frank. The Buck looks proud of his achievements!!!

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  9. That Egyptian Goose looks set up for a caption.The Grebe is my favorite photo.I don't have any of the grebes yet for the month of January.

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  10. Looks as though you were well rewarded on your sunny walk, Frank.

    Like Larry, I think the last photo would make a great caption competition subject.

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  11. Lovely photos Frank! A most enjoyable walk and you saw a good variety of wildlife. It looked like a definite case of 'who do you think you're looking at!' from the goose, great shot :)

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  12. I always enjoy your images. The red deer are something special.

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  13. Frank, looks like a nice stroll, and your images are wonderful and the expression on the Egyptian Goose, is priceless, just such a great pose~

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  14. Great shots of a large variety! Love the funny goose at the end.

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  15. Great images once again. I especially like that last one. I wonder what he is "saying!" ;) Perhaps you should have a call for titles for that one.

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  16. Hi Everyone.

    I checked with the Egyptian Goose and he said "I hope you have paid my agent for this session" ... more pics to follow! Cheers FAB.

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  17. The odd ball inquiring look of the Egyptian goose is a prize winner, Frank. What fantastic character you captured there. It would make a great card with any pile of possible texts. Money maker you've got there.

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  18. Ta very much Robin. The pair in the park are used to humans and often very inquisitive. I even had one feeding directly around my feet!

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