Sunday, 17 February 2013

Quick patch visit

Robin


Siskin

Distant Peregrine
A beautiful morning despite the initial mist, it felt almost spring like with a faint feeling of warmth reaching out from the sun. The first bird was as ever a ROBIN which came to investigate the latest car to arrive in the car park, at the top end of the car park there were good numbers of REDWINGS and FIELDFARES making a good lot of noise. With the view still shrouded in mist I headed to the lake accompanied by the constant calling of a NUTHATCH. The lake was quiet but a small flock of SISKIN were quietly tucking into their breakfast nearby, a couple of LONG TAILED TITS came through. The walk continued with little else to add. I went back out later and added COAL TIT, MARCH TIT, GREY HERON, a nice mixed flock of YELLOWHAMMERS and CHAFFINCHES with 4 REED BUNTINGS. Raptors were represented by a male SPARROWHAWK and a distant PEREGRINE. I'm looking forward to a few mornings this week on the patch, as we have a little more light :-)

13 comments:

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi!
Lovely photo of little Robin.
Have a nice week
/Ingemar

Greenie said...

Alan ,
That sunshine certainly got the birds singing today , what a treat .
Good luck with the morning visits .

Marc Heath said...

Very nice Siskin shots Alan, great lighting on them.

Maria said...

The robin is beautiful, as always.

Phil said...

What a difference some light makes Alan. Not just to the photo's, it lifts the spirit too. Have a good week.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas capturas del Lugano.Saludos

Christian said...

Lovely Siskins, Alan. I had two in the garden the other day. Lovely treat.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!!!..Beautiful pictures.. Congrats and regards..

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos as always Alan. Great to see the Siskins, I haven't seen any at all this year, not that I've been able to get out very much with the camera to see anything lately.

Warren Baker said...

Makes such a difference to be out in some decent weather Alan, good luck with the spring visits :-)

Stephen Mills said...

some lovely shots in some beautiful light. Well done Alan!

Friend of HK said...

The robin is sooo cute!

Helma said...

Beautiful robin, but also the siskin is a great beautiful bird. Very nice set!