Saturday, 28 April 2012

Back in from going back out

The Safari went out to get some habitat pics for a school session we've got next week. We had a look around the area just north of the nature reserve, some time soon we'll have to have an early morning for the Barn Owl here. A fair few Willow warblers, males singing like billy-o sorting themselves out because the females haven't arrived in any numbers yet?
A Whitethroat was on one of the hedgerows with a few Chaffinches and we missed the perfect Chiffchaff picture opportunity due to yakking with another dog walker with a Labrador.
In the horrid cold wind nothing much was moving at all.
With a bit of time to spare we had a sprint round to a local farmland feeding station where we hoped to get some pics of the Tree Sparrows
It was lively enough with a camera shy Moorhen being the first bird seen on the seeds.
Here's a Robin eying up the best titbits

 The perch has been put there deliberately and what a good job it does every bird lands there to suss out what's on offer.

Black sunny seed going down a treat.
 Not another on 'the' perch!
The Dunnocks and a Wren didn't use the perch they just appeared at the bottom of the hedge and snuck out.
There were Tree Sparrows around but they would leave the middle of the dense hedge and land on the perch. They were just about thinking about it when a gang of trucks turned up and started setting up for some seismic testing for the nearby gas fracking m'larky. With no chance of anymore pics we headed back to Base Camp and a much needed warming cup of tea.
At Base Camp Wifey's pet orchid has flowered again

Where to next? Somewhere interesting tomorrow hopefully.
In the meantime let us know who's perched up in your outback.


Warren Baker said...

Nice set of Garden bird photo's Davo, your getting good enough with that camera now to sort out some exposure experiments, making your pics even better :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Getting there with it Warren - a bit of daylight wouldn't have gone a miss today.



cliff said...

That cold wind you mention put paid to anychance of Hairstreak or Damselfy photos on my trip out yesterday, we didn't see a one :-(

Giga said...

Śliczne ptaki, ale moim ulubieńcem jest rudzik. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful birds, but my favorite is the robin. Yours.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Thanks Giga - good choice

Love your Plecostomus