Thursday, 10 March 2016

Birding through a clear eye.


Today I made my first outdoor sortie for a wander around Horton Country Park following the cataract surgery to my left eye on Tuesday. The Surgeon has dramatically improved my distance vision so it was quite an experience to be birding without wearing any spectacles. 

Pied Wagtail




A Pied Wagtail in one of the paddocks who couldn't decide whether to sit in the sun or the shade from the fence!




Still good numbers of overwintering Redwing moving between their woodland roosts and feeding spots in the horse paddocks.

Great Tit
I watched any number of Goldcrest flitting through the vegetation in Pond Wood without any chance of a photo but at least this Great Tit was far more obliging.

Every now and then the bird song died away as this Kestrel made a few forays along the woodland edge.

I'm linking to GOOD FENCES with this final image of a Blue Tit perched on one of the dilapidated woven hazel fences.

14 comments:

  1. Hello Frank!:) It's good news that your vision has improved. It usually takes a little time adjusting to the brightness. This is a great fence post with birds sitting on them, and lovely captures of all the birds.:)

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  2. Glad that your vision is improved!

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  3. I'm full of cold and my eyes are hot and I can't see anything!

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  4. the little blue tit is so cute and tough. love the old fencing and the opening shot is wonderful!

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  5. congrats on the successful surgery, too!

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  6. Good to hear that the surgery was successful Frank.

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  7. Frank, so glad to hear that your cataract surgery was successful. By the look of these photos, you had a great first outing!

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  8. Great news about your vision. Love your bird shots!

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  9. Good news that the op went well Frank. Those 'meggas' and 'rarities' will have nowhere to hide now!...[;o)

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  10. Glad everything went OK Frank , so I guess it's now full steam ahead aye eye captain .

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  11. Good news about your eye surgery, glad vision has improved for you.
    Marvelous pictures, I do like the last one of the blue tit perched on the fence.

    Enjoy your day.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Hello frank, awesome series of photos and a great variety of bird sightings. It is great news that the doctor has improved your vision. Happy Birding, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. So glad the operation has beena success Frank. Your shots are lovely today

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  14. great fence views and pretty birds sitting on them. glad you can see much better since your surgery.

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