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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Barnes Again

Went with Nic to Barnes today. Annoyingly the Peacock tower was closed!!

Used the trip as "snapping" practice.

Very posey this chap!

Sparrow nesting terrace in visitors centre!

We did some wild birds.

  1. Little Grebe
  2. Great Crested Grebe
  3. Cormorant
  4. Grey Heron
  5. Mute Swan
  6. Greylag
  7. Canada Goose
  8. Shelduck
  9. Wigeon
  10. Gadwall
  11. Mallard
  12. Teal
  13. Shoveler
  14. Pochard
  15. Tufty
  16. Ruddy Duck
  17. Sparrowhawk
  18. Pheasant
  19. Moorhen
  20. Coot
  21. Lapwing
  22. Lesser Black Backed Gull
  23. Herring Gull
  24. Common Gull
  25. Black headed Gull
  26. Feral Pigeon
  27. Wood Pigeon
  28. Ring Necked Parakeet
  29. Wren
  30. Dunnock
  31. Robin
  32. Stonechat
  33. Song Thrush
  34. Blackbird
  35. Long Tailed Tit
  36. Blue Tit
  37. Great Tit
  38. Magpie
  39. Rook
  40. Crow
  41. Starling
  42. House Sparrow
  43. Chaffinch
  44. Greenfinch

on way home Kestrel

All uneventful until the journey home!! When we managed to take a wrong turning oh we laughed.

And I think I have a puncture :( but a nice day in good company.


Jan said...

Lovely photos, glad you had a good day, your weather was obviously better than here, as usual. It was overcast but at least no wind or rain today. Love the Mandarin ducks, my fave water birds.

mart said...

never knew wildfowl could be colourful

digi-birder said...

Snapping practice indeed! Went a bit mad didn't we!! ;) Very nice though.

Pete said...

jan - ta, yeah Mandies are nice

mart - oh ducks are cool. even the mallard has great colours. most of those are "foreign" though. captives

digi - set shutter speed and iso!! not auto!! no fainting

oldcrow61 said...

Great pictures Pete. You are so lucky you have places to go where you can see so much wildlife. Nothing like that here.

Boo said...

Super pics Pete, dare you post the ones you took of Nic?

Loved the mandarins and the very colourful geese, can't remember their names, will look them up later, unless you care to spare me some time and tell me.

Glad you had a good day out with Nic, apart from getting lost that is, oh and the possible puncture!

Pete said...

boo - presume you mean Red Breasted Gesse.

oc - most of the birds in photos are in a collection. Pretty though! the advantage of the UK is its fairly small!

Boo said...

Thanks Pete! They are gorgeous!

Boo said...

However, you didn't answer my question about posting pics of Nic!

Pete said...

Boofy Nic asked me not to. As much as I'd love to post one I think she'd be upset.......

nicola said...


Think somewhere I have a photo of boo with fag hanging out of mouth ;)

What happened to women sticking together???

That woman is mean I tell you mean