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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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Thursday, 5 May 2011

GOOD AND BAD (05/05/11)

We are still at Englethwaite Hall and I’ve extended our stay till Monday. There has just got to be more than I’ve found so far. The dogs think it is a wonderful place, the feeders are doing brisk business with all the usual suspects. I had a flying visit from a female Great spotted Woodpecker……..she’ll be back it takes them a day or so to get used to the proximity of the truck.

We were out at first light, a cool overcast morning, with the exception of a Green Woodpecker which Molly saw before I did it was pretty quiet. Here are a few snaps from this morning.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       A Song Thrush………..there are several of these around.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A Spruce of some sort……………….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      I don’t know whether these are flowers or baby cones or what they are…………..very pretty whatever.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       A female Blackbird with a beak full of earthworm.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         A male Chaffinch with a beak full of something.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA            A male Blackbird.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll these reeds have got to have some Dragonflies hidden somewhere………….I’ll keep looking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       A Great Tit feeling a bit chilly.

That’s about it for this morning, I’ll grab a quick coffee and have another wander round the ponds now things have warmed up a bit.

Have a good day.A

 

13 comments:

  1. I'm surprised there are any earthworms left in my garden by the number of Blackbirds with full beaks.

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  2. Great morning, Adrian!
    The same weather is here....and almost the same birds!
    Wonderful images!
    I wish you a good day!

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  3. lovely reflection shot! Poor little Great Tit, it's cold here too!

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  4. Nice pictures. I don't know the names for all trees, I think it is for Keith.

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  5. I have a blog reply problem. if this posts then I'll reply.

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  6. Right we are in business at last.

    John, when I had a garden the compost heap was everywhere. Little devils they are for a worm.

    Dalliana, I am really hoping for a good image or two because it is a beautiful place.

    Norma, he was fluffed up. Poor mite.

    Bob, not a chance in hell with Keith we need Phil!

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  7. Lovely Chaffinch and Thrush Adrian.
    I'll hazard a guess for the tree.........Norway Spruce.
    Well, it looks like a Christmas Tree to me. :)

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  8. Adrian, those are all strong, beautiful shots.

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  9. Keith, It is a bit dumpy for a Norway Spruce I get a picture of all of it. I like the thrush and the Chaffinch are at their best.

    JoLynne, thank you the second spruce image could do with a crop.

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  10. I thought that the second picture was of a crop!

    Good to see your photos because I don't see many Thrushes or Chaffinches on the Island and we have no Great Tits but the rest of the birds are fairly common. Er, come to think of it I don't see many Blackbirds in Eagleton either. Nor too many trees. May have something to do with the lack of those birds.

    I've caught you up! Now all I have to do is stay with you.

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  11. Graham, it's a bit damp here today so I'm not expecting much from it. That was a marathon effort. Time for an early siesta.

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  12. Jay, they are common but bright and cheerful wee things.

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