Sunday, 30 January 2011

First outing

Today was my first outing of 2011 and although dull we had a pretty good afternoon.

The only down side was that the lakes where frozen over, the 1st picture is one of the lakes from the Marshall Hide, the smallish birds dotted around where Teal, we also spotted along the patches of land Wigeon, Goosander, Heron, Shoveller and Mallard.



The next couple of shots where taken from the hide behind the reserve shop, it is a Reed Bunting, just as I got to the small viewing holes I spotted this bird away from the feeding station and sat on a small twig so I grabbed a few shots before it flew off.



And finally this Robin appeared to be following us around the reserve so I just couldn't leave without a shot, I was actually surprised by the amount of Robins that we saw, they where everywhere.


All photos taken with a Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm

Other birds we saw, but where too far away for a photo where: Buzzard, Brambling, Siskin, Blue, Long tailed & Great Tits, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Wood Pigeon, Bull Finch.

So all in all for a dullish afternoon it was pretty good going.

Hope you liked the shots.

Mike.

8 comments:

  1. Good to see you out about again Mike :-) Your usual standard of photography is well appreciated here :-)

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  2. Beautiful shots for your first walk outside with your camera Mike... I guess Iðm not gonna do that for a while, and I'm trying to read a bit and comment blogs, but I still do not have all the necessary forces...

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  3. Lovely shots Mike. That Robin is a cracker.

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  4. Thanks guys your comments are always appreciated.

    Mike.

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  5. I love the Reed Bunting, it was my favourite.

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  6. Always love seeing your robin...so different from ours and such a pretty color! I've been seeing lots of our robins, too...sign of spring coming, I hope! That Reeed Bunting if a pretty little bird and you got some great photos of it! Hope you get another outing soon :-)

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  7. Lovely shots, particularly the Reed Bunting, in such poor conditions Mike.

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