Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Coal Tit

Another photogenic little character that makes a nice image and great to watch.









Sunday, 12 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

A Parkland Walk

Some images taken over the last week during my walks in the Parkland.


Canada Goose


Grey Squirrel 


Stonechat (Female)


Distant Fieldfares - Not easy to get close to so far.




Grey Heron on take off







Cormorant


Mr Stonechat and Mrs Stonechat below



Robin




Meadow Pipit (Two images)



Male and Female Goldeneye 
Always difficult to get close to. These were out in the middle of a large lake.


This was a male on another day, but still as difficult to get near to. 
It would move towards the edge of the lake, but as soon as it noticed you it would move off out into the middle again.




Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Icelandic Visitor

Walking along the edge of the largest of the three lakes in the Parkland yesterday I was at the time concentrating on taking a few images of the resident Stonechats. 
I had not taken any notice of what I assumed was two Mute swans that were on the lake close to the edge, when I heard this unmistakable 'Honking' sound. 
One of the swans was in fact a Whooper Swan.
A beautiful graceful bird that is definitely my favourite swan.
It remained for a few hours feeding and it later took off and left the area when I was elsewhere, unfortunately I missed its departure. 










Friday, 3 November 2017

A Brief Appearance

Always a pleasure to see a Wren pop up from the undergrowth and start singing away.
It bobs up and down, turns around and then disappears back into the undergrowth, so you have to be quick to get a few shots in before it goes.