Saturday, 14 February 2015

A Mixed Birding Week.

A mixed week weather wise with dull overcast skies and the occasional sunny period. So here are just a few of the species that found their way in front of the lens.

Following on from my earlier post 'Visit to Warnham L.N.R.' a few more species seen that day including one of the many Blue Tits.

A female Chaffinch.

Mrs Pheasant strutting her stuff! (I have some close-ups of the feather patterns that I'll share in a future post.)

Later in the week I took a quiet stroll around the ponds at Bookham Common which played host to 10 Gadwall who were disturbed by other walkers before I could get any shots, but two of the 6 Tufted Ducks were more obliging.

Don't I look smart?  Male and female Tufted Duck.

A pair of Mute Swans enjoying time together.

Nesting time has begun. The local Grey Herons were flying back and forth about every five minutes collecting appropriate material. It will be interesting to see how many nests are occupied during the breeding season.


And finally a Robin in our garden letting the opposition know that it has taken up residence.

On Sunday, weather permitting, I hope to visit the coast to see some over-wintering waders and my favourite geese, the Black-bellied Brent.  FAB.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

23 comments:

  1. Nice set of pictures of everyday birds - well, everyday for you!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. Yes, Heron nest really early and these are great flight shots. I look forward to seeing the close up of the Pheasants feathers. The little birds and the Tufted dusk shot are lovely. Happy St Valentine's Day and have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Preciosas fotografías. Pronto empieza a hacer el nido la Ardea cinerea. Saludos desde España Frank.

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  4. A lovely selection Frank. I've noticed the Wood Pigeons are friskier than ever and spotted a pair of mating Magpies a few days ago.

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  5. Great collection of birds. I love the pheasant and the heron with the nesting material. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

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  6. Oh I would have loved to have photographed that pheasant. And that tufted duck. So another one I would like to see and photograph. Happy V Day Frank to you and your lovely wife. Carol

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  7. sweet shots all the way through. that pheasant is gorgeous!

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  8. Tufted Ducks sport a rather engagingly daft smile

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  9. You get so many gorgeous shots. Just lovely.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. Thank you for this lovely walk through nature's gifts.

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  11. Lovely photos! My favorites are the blue tit and the robin.

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  12. Great shots though I seem to favor the first bird shot. Love the colors on this wee bird.

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  13. Ah, I whish I was along with you on your outing. I enjoyed the fence post below, too.

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  14. What a nice variety of birds you shared! Herons "do" nest early!

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  15. That pheasant is beautiful! You have captured all of them so well!

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  16. mrs pheasant has some beautiful feathers.

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  17. Beautiful images, especially the Heron carrying sticks to makes their home.

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  18. Gorgeous photos! I especially loved seeing the female pheasant!

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  19. Considering the weather, you took some good shots Frank.

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  20. Wonderful array of different birds. I really liked the female Pheasant shot and the Heron flying with the branch in it's mouth.

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  21. Завжди дивуюся як вам вдається зловити усіх цих чудових птахів за допомогою фотокамери))))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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