Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Its quiet on the patch

one lone Lapwing foraging on it own, no sign  of a sitting female about.
There isn't a great deal of activity on the patch at the moment, Mallard with young, Moorhen, but not seen any young as yet. Even the Coot seem to have deserted us this season. As regards warblers, well; Whitethroat 7 seen or heard,  1 Blackcap seen, no sign of Sedge Warbler so far, but have been getting poor reports from other parts of the country.

 Came across this happy little Goldfinch singing its head off, so possibly a female sitting close by. 








Lots of Lady's Smock, some times called Cuckoo Flower, also seems to be a good food sauce for insects and butterflies. this one has a Hover fly on it.


And further along the path another one with Hover fly and Green-veined White,


Green-veined White, probably first brood male, second brood tend to have small black spot on wing.

Taking a third photo and managed to get a blurred hover fly coming in to land, a faster shutter speed may have stopped its motion.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Gordon, glad you were still able to find things capture even if things are slow. The Goldfinch is such a beautiful combination of colors!

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  2. Thank you once again Tammy, Yes I was talking to one of the other birders on the patch, and He was saying how desperate it is at the moment.
    Thanks again Tammy, take care, Gordon.

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  3. A great series of photos. I especially like the flowers with the insects on them.

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  4. beautiful lapwing, and i love your european goldfinches! such a colorful bird!

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. The european goldfinches are so pretty!

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  6. Wonderful photos, the European Goldfinch is so pretty.

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  7. The Lapwings are pretty birds and the goldfinches are beautiful. I would love to see both of them in the wild.

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    1. You will have to take a vacation in Europe ;-)
      All the best Gordon.

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  8. Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Thanks Dave , it was that kind of morning.
    Gordon

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  10. Thank you for your comments Gunilla, much appreciated,
    Gordon.

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