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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Male Siskin Tracked

I visited Radipole Reserve Weymouth last weekend and found several female Siskin in the tall Alder trees.

I did see one male, but couldn't get a decent shot. So a return visit was necessary to track down this uncooperative male.

Sure enough a male (answering the description😎) was discovered amongst a lot of Goldfinch in the same batch of Alder trees.

Some of the Goldfinch mentioned above.

A Cormorant drying out his wings observed on the lake. The white filoplumes on the side of his head are present prior to breeding. 

A Woodpigeon searching the ground for food.

I like this particular scene at Radipole and shoot it quite often especially at this time.

Saturday 17 February 2024

Birds of the Week

A selection of images taken over the last week.

Mr Tufti was a sleep on the job and didn't want to be photographed. 

The main bird of interest was the Siskin, which was observed on some Alder trees in Radipole Reserve.
I counted six females and one male. I just couldn't get a good shot of the lone male though. 

At Lodmoor Reserve a Little Egret and a Grey Heron were searching and finding plenty of large worms in the water bed.

The usual flocks of Mediterranean gulls were resting at Lodmoor.

A pair of Mute Swans observed at Radipole.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

More Beardies

Sorry. 😀  I am just going to bore you with one more set of Bearded Tit images this Winter.
All taken at Radipole Lake Reserve Weymouth.