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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

WAGTAILS (13/04/11)

The dogs and I were out around seven but it was a dull dark morning and spotting with rain. I got us ensconced among the bushes, trees and leaf litter at the bottom of Park Burn. This is the last day here at Haltwhistle, tomorrow we are off to Ullswater first the north end of the lake and then the south end for a few days. So I may or may not have an internet connection. We’ll see.

The Dippers were about but flashing past at astronomical speed. No Otter, I’m beginning to think I imagined them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      The Goosander were on the river but they spotted me before I saw them …………this is the male beating a hasty retreat.

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A male Chaffinch pretending to be a Dipper. These are uncropped so will enlarge should you wish to click on them.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Grey Wagtails the last with a beak full of nest. I have been here everyday and this is the first I have seen of them.

That’s all for today unless anything amazing leaps in front of the camera later.           

7 comments:

  1. A Dippfinch; nice one ;)
    The Grey Wagtails are so colourful with their yellow undersides.

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  2. Keith a very rare bird indeed. It was lovely to see the Wagtails there area few Pied ones around and now some Greys.

    Biob Thanks they are grand little birds.

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  3. I love the splashing of the water as the goosander took off. Wagtails have beautiful coloring. I enjoy seeing the native birds. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Scrappy Grams, I got that bit in focus...it caught me on the hop. We have three sorts of Wagtail Pied Wagtail which is grey and white This one which is grey and yellow and the Yellow Wagtail which is much the same as the Grey.

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  5. Great capture of the Goosander taking off. To mt knowledge in all my years of bird-watching and photographing I have never seen a Grey Wagtail. I am bordering on the envious!

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  6. Graham, there are a few scattered about but not as many as there are Pied ones. Yellow Wagtail I've never seen but they are brother chip to the Grey so not to worry.

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