Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Weekend

Two quick walks produced nothing new, although both were enjoyable. The usual suspects were about, yestreday was slightly quieter as it was a bit more windy, the highlight being 1 COMMON BUZZARD. Today was busier a nice flock of 20 LINNETS whizzed by and there were reasonable numbers of REDPOLLS in the orchard. Several MARSH TITS called in the woods and around 20 COMMON GULLS patrolled various fields. 2 COMMON BUZZARDS could be seen distantly and a SPARROWHAWK was over Digdog Lane.
Great Tit

Common Gull

Sparrowhawk, missing a couple primaries!

10 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

The sparrowhawk and common gull shots are interesting. I wonder how he lost his feathers?:)

Warren Baker said...

Alan, just a couple of weeks now and we'll be listening out for Chiffies and blackcaps, until then its a bit of the same old stuff :-)

Giga said...

Sikorki uwielbiam, a zdjęcia ptaków w locie są świetne. Dobrze, że brak piór w skrzydłach ostatniemu nie utrudnia mu lotu. Pozdrawiam. *** I love tits, and photos of birds in flight are great. Well, that lack of feathers in the wings, the latter does not hinder his flight. Yours.

Tammy said...

Great story and photos, as always, Alan!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Alan! Your songbirds have great color! Love the blue in your flight shots, too!

Fleetwood Birder said...

Marsh Tits are scarce with us now Alan. I have to travel further north around Arnside and Silverdale AONB to find them with any certainty. I haven't had my first moths yet, in fact I need to get the trap out of the garage and dust it down ready. I tell a lie, I have a Herald hibernating in the garage!

ShySongbird said...

The Sparrowhawk did look like it had been in the wars!

Oh dear, I'm slipping and only just realised I missed your last post :-( So glad I spotted it, the Goldcrest is just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! It's so difficult to get a good photo with them always on the move, you really cracked it.

Ramón Suárez said...

Buena y variada serie Alan!!
Saludos!!

Monica said...

so so beautiful shots!! I love these a lot!

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Rohrerbot, thank you, I wondered what happened to Sparrowhawk.

Hi Warren, I agree it won't be long.

Hi Giga, thank you, the Sparrowhawk managed ok :-)

Hi Tammy, thanks :-)

Hi Brian, thank you.

Hi Fleetwood Birder, thank you, I always feel lucky to the Marsh Tits at hand.

Hi ShySongbird, thank you, I was pleased with the Goldcrest, at least it stayed still just long enough! :-)

Hi Ramon, thank you.

Hi Monica, thank you.