ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 24 January 2010

FROZEN (18/01/10)

A combination of very slow internet, dull, miserable weather and helping out in the hotel has made for a distinct lack of posts. Monday morning decided on a quick trip to Scaling reservoir to get some more extraordinary pictures of our feathered friends.

The place was still frozen solid and all the water fowl were gathered the best part of a mile away.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Middle left a group of residents but nothing near the hide.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Lapwings, a pair of gulls, a Cormorant and half a dozens Mallard.

I opened up the side flap overlooking the feeders and there were the usual visitors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Blackbird.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Chaffinch

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Blue Tit and Great Tit.

After an, even by my standards, unproductive hour. I was on the point of packing up when a flock of Lapwings treated me to a wonderful air display. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Cheered me up no end. A memorable end to a cold grey morning.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there Adrian, I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while! I love the lapwing photos, what lovely minimalist patterns they make.

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  2. We used to get lots of Lapwings at Altcar near Formby on the Sefton Coast but they disappeared years ago. Looks like you've found them!

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