Friday, 31 October 2014

A Study of the Coal Tit

The Coal Tit (Parus ater
Not so common as the Blue Tit, you have to go searching for this species.
Conifer trees is one of its favourite haunts.
It will visit bird tables and although small will dominate larger species.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Just A Few Birds

Its that time of year now when the Summer migrants have gone and the Winter ones have not yet arrived in good numbers. So in the absence of anything else a few images of resident species is called for.

Grey Heron

Immature Great-crested Grebe

Black-headed Gull

Mute Swan



Male Mallard

Great Tit

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.