Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Nuthatch Return

 The Nuthatch are active again in the Woods on the Parkland, not that they have been away.
They have been busy with breeding and during the Summer months you are more likely to hear them than see them.

They are quite happy to come down to the tree stump now and on into the Winter and eat food left for them by people that walk the area.

You can never tire of taking photos of them as they are such characters and pose in many different ways. 

Look out for some more shots here later on. 
Hopefully the leaves would have fallen by then and the sun will be shining through the trees.

1/160 at f8. 400mm. ISO6400

1/320 at f8. 400mm ISO6400

Friday, 24 October 2014

Birch Bullfinch

More invaders in the Birch trees. 
This time it was male and female Bullfinch only and no Goldfinch.











Monday, 20 October 2014

The LTT Gang

Generally at this time of year if you see one Long-tailed Tit you will most likely see a dozen moving through the trees eating insects etc as they go along. 

I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time last week to see a group on the move.
As always they are a delight to watch and never keep still for more than a second or two.















Friday, 17 October 2014

Preparing the Land

Its that time of year again when land preparation takes place for the next crop.




Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Sound of a Woodie

Once you have heard it, you will always remember it. 
The sound of a Wood Pigeon 'Crashing out' of a bush or tree.







Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Birch Invaders

It may be a little early, but I went searching for Redpoll and Siskin last week.
When they do arrive in the Parkland they can usually be found high up in some of their favourite Birch trees searching for food. There are some really tall Birches that I always check when searching for them.

Unfortunately I didn't find any target birds, but they had better hurry up arriving as the resident Goldfinch and Bullfinch were already in attendance eating the seeds from the little Birch cones.
It is quite a precarious activity for these birds as they are clinging on high in the trees and the wind was blowing fairly hard as well. Not an easy task getting small seeds from an equally small cone.

Goldfinch

Bullfinch