Sunday, 12 January 2014

A frustrating walk around the patch

Another frosty sunny morning and after taking the dogs out and a bit of shopping, I made my way up to the patch. My first thoughts where to give the big hedge a going over, I like to move South to North as the sun and lighting are better as regards photography. Well that turned out to be a joke, the place was busier than the M6, for a start every Dog and its owner was there, then it was every dog, its owner and a push chair was there. Every time I put lens to bird they disappeared faster than Paul Daniels could say "not a lot".
     So I headed off up to the top track and the flash, where I found this little lot.
To the right a mixed flock of gulls, to the left 40 Lapwings with a few Black-headed Gulls
Its nice to see a few Lapwings coming back, and yesterday there was a single Oystercatcher
This is one of the House Sparrow that hang out by the cottages.
After leaveing the top track I doubled back to give the big hedge another go, on the first viewing, the Reed buntings where still about and a small flock of Goldfinch but where disturbed before I could get the lens on them. Now on this second visite I found a few Greenfinch.

Greenfinch

And lastly one of the many Carrion Crows that patrol the patch

Although rather unsocial.
  Linking to Stewarts wild bird Wednesday at --http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.co.uk/

17 comments:

  1. the greenfinch makes a fine color splash.

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  2. Really nice birds....love those Carrion Crows....they look like they are full of personality:)

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  3. Great photos and a nice variety of birds. The Greenfinches are especially beautiful.

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  4. Must have been a lovely day for so many people to be out and about! Cute little finch!

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  5. Nice selection. At least you saw a few....
    MB

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  6. Nice variety of birds! I really like the Greenfinch!

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  7. Nice to find the Lapwings and Gulls! The Greenfinch is a beauty. Now, if you can just find an effective method of crowd control!

    Have a good week, Gordon!

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    1. Nice one Wally , I like that.
      A;; the best Gordon.

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  8. Beautiful images, love that Osprey banner photo!

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  9. my patch is very quiet at the moment, again very frustrating. Keep working it though then rewards will come

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  10. I like that Osprey on your header-- those in our neighborhood will not let me get very close at all. The Greenfinch reminds me of our female Indigo Bunting.

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    1. Thank you Ken, and I think you may have confirmed a sighting I had down at Flamingo, it looked like an all green bird, but I was only getting fleeting views, so no real ID.
      All the best Gordon.

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  11. As always I thank you all for your kind and interesting comments.

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  12. My, those lapwings are beautiful birds. Stunning Greenfinch. Wonderful photographs of all the birds! Here's hoping next time you visit the patch, it will be a little less crowded.

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  13. Sometimes it does seem like everyone and their dog walks on your local patch! And sometimes you have the place to yourself!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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