Saturday, 20 January 2018

Blue Sky !!

Quite a change from my previous walk, there was actually blue sky, although the wind was just as cold and strong.  
Nothing unusual was observed, but I have included images of everything I did manage to find.


Blue Tits were performing quite well in the sun.






Male and female Reed Buntings were observed adjacent to one of the Bird Hides and they both put on a good display.







Great Tit



Mrs Stonechat


Male and female Pheasants were at the base of the feeders catching everything that had been dropped by the small birds.



If nothing much else, there are always plenty of Black-headed Gulls to view.


A stroke of luck being at the Hide when the Great-spotted Woodpecker arrived.


A very brief appearance by a Coal Tit.




A Wren about to take a drink of water.


A male Chaffinch taking in a bit of sun.



Always possible to find Robins just about everywhere.




The Park Rangers have been at work again cutting down pollarded willow.


26 comments:

  1. What a lovely selection of birds you found when you were out. Yes it is cold here also. Hope your weekend is going well.

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  2. Corgeous! The Reed bunting, The Coal tit and Ms Stonechat are abssoutely great and wonderful detailed. The blue sky makes everything prettier to see. Hope you'll have more walks in the sun from now, it's so much better!

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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  3. Hello Roy,
    Since you have really been lucky with the weather
    first-class photos you have succeeded great selection great series
    Greetings Frank

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  4. Found a flock of reed buntings on my walk today, was rather surprised

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  5. Same here Roy, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust are pollarding willow which we noticed on our very muddy dog walk yesterday. Lovely to see the sun and blue sky and at last sunny photos of the birds, they look so happy as the sun warms their feathers and they can forage properly. Great images and especially of the Wren, they are hard to catch on camera.

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  6. Super images Roy, you made the most of that abnormal blip in the accustomed weather pattern!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, hopefully it will improve one day!!

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  7. You saw quite a lot! ...the bright blue sky looks so good. We've been living with the gray days here (ugh). All your bird photos were beautiful...and the last shot of the robin was adorable. So cute! :-)

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  8. I am coming down to this post to enjoy your winter birds and will totally ignore the fact that you are already getting snowdrops in Old England. Here in New England, we have a long way to go to get flowers, even snowdrops.

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    1. Yes I see your weather forecast on TV Steve, not good.

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  9. Marvelous series of images, all sharp and clear and capturing the unique qualities of each species. Well done!

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  10. Love the Blue Tit that is hanging down under and that Reed Bunting is beautiful! I love your English birds. I deeply regret that I wasn't into bird photography the one time I got to England years ago.

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    1. There are still quite a few species around Mary, but finding some is more difficult now than use to be.

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