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Sunday, 28 September 2008

New arrivals

We had a quick trip to Martin Mere this afternoon to check out if the geese had started to come in, I'm glad to say there are thousands, mainly Pink Footed Geese and you could see them coming in far off in the distance.

I may have said it before, but I will try and video them coming in, the sound is amazing and quite relaxing.

Autumn watch is normally filmed at Martin Mere, but sadly this year they are trying somewhere new.

Another new arrival that surprised me this morning was this Siskin, it was sat on the feeder tree along with 7 or 8 Goldfinches, I don't recall seeing them here this time of year.

All photos taken 28/09/2008 with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm.

11 comments:

  1. Cool - we haven't gotten any Migrants. Yet. They are on the way right now I guess.
    Great shot of the Siskin, too!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  2. Very nice detail Mike. We have them here , but they are called Pine Siskins, and tend to have more yellow on the wings.

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  3. A Pink-footed Goose would be a lifer for me Mike. I would love to see one. Seeing thousands of them at one time must be amazing. I could almost hear them.

    The little siskin is nice. I hope the reason they are here so early isn't because their natural habitat has been extinguished.

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  4. Wow...both shots are great! That fly in looks fantastic. I haven't seen any pine siskins lately. They should show up before long. Ours hang out with the Goldfinches, too, but of course our goldfinch looks much different from yours.

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  5. The 2nd image is an awesome shot...love the details on the bird

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  6. Hi Mike,

    Nice Siskin photo. We don't get them in this part of the country.

    Shame that autumnwatch is moving :(

    Joe

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  7. You have some beautiful photos here in this post. I never get to see any type of siskin here and would not realize it until they were gone. As far as geese goes, we do get the Canada Geese or Goose but that is about it. I have seen snow geese gleaning cord fields when there was also water standing but only on rare occasions.

    Thanks for visiting my birds blog.

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  8. Thanks all, you comment are most appreciated. Mike.

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  9. Lovely pictures...I am peeping back through your blog and love the nature stuff..I will keep looking now! I am guessing you are in East Anglia...any ideas of good places to go to there? We have never been and haven't a clue where the 'good' bits are! Many thanks Goosey

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  10. Thanks for dropping by Goosey, Im actually based in the north west but get about a lot. cheers Mike.

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  11. I'm going to find something new to say other than great shots but I mean it. Great shots!
    :-)

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