Thursday, 4 October 2012

A couple of short walks

Sunday morning was bright, I spent most of the time around the veg garden,as it appeared quite busy. First up was a flock of 4 SISKIN flying south, a GREEN WOODPECKER flew in and landed close by breifly followed by a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER a couple of minutes later. SWALLOWS and MARTINS also flew steadily south and there were around 6-8 CHIFFCHAFF in the garden. After trying to track the Chiffchaffs I almost trod on a WHEATEAR before it flew up to a treetop and comtinued it's journey. 2 YELLOW WAGTAILS came up from the clover field below the garden and my short walk was racking up a reasonable amount of species. GOLDFINCHES were loving the thistle heads and a BLACKCAP 'tacked' at the top of the garden, while a JAY flew overhead. In the end 40 species just around the veg garden was more than I expected.
Green Woodpecker, on a different post, honestly!

The Stand off


Tuesday morning I ventured slightly further, to the moat, there were more SISKINS going over I probably heard 4 or 5 flocks in the hour I was there. PIED WAGTAILS flew over high on a couple of occasions. A KINGFISHER was again around the moat and a nice feeding flock included around 15 LONG TAILED TITS, 4 CHIFFCHAFFS, several BLUE TITS and a single GREAT TIT. A REDPOLL, the first for a while, flew south as I made my way back to the car.
Tuesday morning sunrise

Long Tailed Tit


Jason K said...

Great photos as always Alan. Make the most of those Yellow wagtails...they will have soon all departed!

Marc Heath said...

Nice shots Alan. You always seem to find something to photograph and find.

Christian said...

Love the stand-off Alan!

Warren Baker said...

Good start to the month Alan, might just get a scarce migrant yet, keep 'em peeled!

Mike H said...

Some lovely shots from the patch Alan. Glad to see that you are managing to get around it again.

Rohrerbot said...

:) The Stand's one of the most adorable I've seen in awhile:) Certainly beats the ones that the police like to do around here:) Fun shots....the Robin and woodpecker are always winners:)

Helma said...

Truly a beautiful series Alan,

the green woodpecker I've never had my lens and you can shoot him quite nicely. Your tail tit, robin and warbler are very nice. I'm most impressed me is your beautiful sky. What a great picture. Thick compliment.

Greetings, Helma

Marco Alpha said...

Hey Alan,
What a great shots!! Fantastic to see these wonderful birds. The last shot is so funny. And what a colors by the sunrise, good shot!!

Greetings and have a good weekend,

waldlaeufer68 said...

wow .. very nice photos .. the green woodpecker is my favorite .. beautiful
greetings Frank

Friend of HK said...

I wonder what happened to the robins? Great captures! The sunrise is beautiful!

Magia da Inês said...

Maravilhosa série de fotos.

Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º✿ Beijinhos do Brasil!
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

Lasse said...

Wonderful post Alan !

Findlay Wilde said...

Very jealous about the green wood pecker. From findlay said...


Brian Rafferty said...

Alan.Some wonderful shots on your blog...sorry I haven't looked in before.A great variety of subjects How wonderful to have a Camberwell Beauty in your garden !! Keep up the excellent camera work.

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi Alan!
Lovely bird serie an a stunning sunset.
Greetings from Sweden

Herman versteeg said...

Geweldige foto's.
groetjes Herman.

Wellsy said...

Hi Alan superb pic of the Green Brindled Crescent, beautiful moth - and thanks for the correction, it is indeed a yellow line thingy - thanks again