Thursday, 28 February 2019

Along the Riverbank

Can you see the pair of Kingfisher?


No? 
Well here they are.











Although poor in quality, these below are not software generated images, they are the result of attempts to catch the bird in flight as it was speeding low along the river.










Monday, 25 February 2019

Some Recent Flora

Some recent flora observed around the Parkland walk.

Blackthorn Flower


Snowdrop



Crocus


Gorse Flower



Sunday, 24 February 2019

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Spring Awakening ?

The temperatures in the last week suggest that Spring could be waking up. Hopefully it lasts. 
The colour of some of the Crocus flowers are easy to define. White and Yellow for instance. 
I can never decide what colour to call these that I shot in the last few days. 
Almost violet, certainly not purple. Maybe a cross between mauve and purple.?









Sunday, 17 February 2019

Wren - A Variety

I always take shots of a Wren at every opportunity as they are delightful little birds and very photogenic.

Three different images of the same bird.


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Below are a variety of frames.






Friday, 15 February 2019

Jay - Hiding in the Branches


This Jay was hiding amongst the dense branches of a tree, so spot focussing was required to pick him out.




A scene from the Parkland.




Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Red-crested Pochard

Four visitors to the Parkland Lakes today. 
Two male and two female Red-crested Pochard.
I personally have not seen them there before and the problem was that they were right out in the middle of one of the larger lakes. So I needed to employ the X2 factor on my camera to double the distance of the lens. Therefore the detail is not very good, but you can get the general idea of the colours of this beautiful duck.


These are assumed to be wild Winter visitors to UK rather than resident feral types.