Sunday, 1 December 2013

Parkland Walk

A few scenes and bird images taken on my recent Parkland Walk when for a change the Sun shone.
Have been saving this to compensate for all the dull days we have had.{:))

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Black-headed Gull

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I waited around for this flock of Greylag to take off to get a few flight shots. 
Of course they did so about 10 minutes aftar I had left.

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A Blue Tit hanging on.

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This Blackbird was eating Yew berries, I always thought they were posiness.

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This below is definitely 'Kingfisher Country'.

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A Blue Tit trying to use the camouflage background.


Oak trees are turning a reddish brown now.


Male Chaffinch 


More Kingfisher Country.


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I'm the wrong side of the track again!



A Moorhen sneaking off into the water.


A variety of water birds on the smallest of the lakes included Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveller, Coot, Canada and Greylag geese, Black-headed Gulls and a couple of Mute swans.



Guelder Rose Berries.

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A male Mallard who didn't want to be recognised. 


Pied Wagtail



31 comments:

  1. Great variety of birdlife. I think the berries are not poisonous to birds, as the seed passes straight through them - at least I have some memory of reading that once!
    Lovely to see a bit of sun too!

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  2. What a glorious post! Thank you sun and thank you Roy!!!
    Indeed the sun has been absent too long here too!
    Your pics are fantastic, such a lovely place to enjoy a cold sunny winter day!
    Cheers, Roy!

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  3. We've certainly had our share of grey days lately so I enjoyed that little outing. I've always wondered whether certain birds use one eye to look out for danger while the other checks their background for camouflage purposes. No way of really knowing for sure, I suppose.

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    1. Thanks John, I think their eyesight is pretty good and about 20 times better than ours.
      They spend most of their time on the look out for predators more than anything else.

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  4. I enjoyed these photos, Roy! Particularly the shot of the berries and all the smaller woodland birds - they never sit still yet they're frozen beautifully in your images!

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  5. wat een geweldig gebied Roy ja dat lijkt mij ook heerlijk om daar een wandeling te maken.

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    1. Het is goed om daar te lopen Nice. dank

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  6. isn't it lovely to get some sun?? may one ask what af setting you're using on the GH3?

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    1. Hi Pete, I have added a few settings to some images. They were all taken on the Pan 35-100mm f2.8 lens. (apart from the Blackbird, Heron and two Blue Tits which were taken on the 100-300mm) .

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    2. Also the Chaffinch was on the 100-300mm.

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  7. Lovely photos of your walk, Roy. There have been so many dark days recently, it is wonderful to see some bright sunshine at last. I love the shy Mallard and the Blackbird with a beak full of berry!

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  8. A walk around Ferry Meadows in lovely weather, just what weekends were made for Roy! The place is getting more and more full of wildfowl, bring on that American Wigeon!
    J
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    1. Not the weekends John, I never go there at the weekends.{:))
      There are a lot of Wigeon around now, not seen any of the American species though.

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  9. Excellent shots. Hard to pick a favorite, but the ones with the red berries stand out.

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  10. Loved all these sunny photos Roy, especially the gulls in flight.

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  11. What a great park... lots of great photos as well. Getting to spot the birds now the leaves have come of the tree, trouble is it has been to dark and grey here as well to get any good photos.

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    1. Its about 600 acres Amanda. Yes the weather is really dull now all the time. Thanks.

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  12. the weather was good for it on the day Roy; beautiful scenery and quite an abundance of nature happening for your to take those lovely photographs

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    1. Thanks Carole, yes it was a very rare, but welcomed day.

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  13. Good stuff Roy, sunny skies like these have been all too rare lately haven't they :-( What strikes me about these photos is just how colourful the countryside still is considering we are now in December !

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    1. Thanks David, yes its still pretty colourful providing the light is available as well.{:))

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  14. A lovely park stroll Roy with lots of beautiful birds. The fall colors were still there and that are nicely displayed :-)

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  15. Roy, such lovely sunny pictures. It all looks so peaceful there. I do hope the sunshine cheered you up!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, yes for a while.{:))

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