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Monday 27 January 2014


I was pleased to discover that the Nuthatch normally resident in the woodland that runs along the Northern edge of the Parkland where I walk, still resides there in small numbers. 
I observed three together there in recent days. 
I am able to gauge their presence as they frequently visit a tree stump in that woodland where people leave bird food out.  
I have certainly observed them there now for quite a number of years.

"Which way is Up."

Friday 24 January 2014

A Frosty Morn

Scenes from a frosty morning walk at the beginning of the week .
The outside air temperature registered on the car when I started out was '0' degrees celsius at 0915. 
It didn't exceed '5' degrees celsius during the day.

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm f2.8 lens. 35mm. 1/125 at f7.1. ISO320

Lumix GX1. 14mm f2.5 lens. 1/125 at f10. ISO160

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm f2.8 lens. 100mm. 1/500 at f2.8. ISO200

Lumix GX1. 14mm 2.5 lens. 1/250 at f11. ISO160

Tuesday 21 January 2014


Walking along a pathway lined on both sides by very high bushes, I could hear a certain bird song coming from the top of the tall bushes which I had not heard for a while. 
This was coming from a small flock of Linnet (Carduelis cannabina). 

As I moved closer they would fly off and perch again further along the pathway. 
I was eventually able to shoot a few record images through the branches.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Wednesday 15 January 2014


Lesser Redpoll I think, but they are not easy to differentiate sometimes, not for me anyway.{:))