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Monday, May 28, 2007

Quick bit of birding amongst the Rain

I awoke at 5:40 (well actually i had forgotten to turn off the alarm). I went to the loo (you wanted to know didn't you ;) ) and then looked out the window. Rain. So I just went back to bed. Woke up at 8:15, rain. Surfed the net for an hour or so and then got up at 9:30.

The rain had abated so I popped down Amwell Gravel pits. Common Terns wer back and then were swifts, House and Sand Martin oh also Common Whitethroat and a couple of Plovers.

I then sat in the hide. Had to do a fair bit of lightening these. Light was awful.


One very scruffy Great Tit.



Jay trying to hide.



Sleepy Tufty Duck.



Blue Tit






Robin


Great Spotted Woodpecker




Robin again


Mrs Tufty awake.


Ah Mr T has woke up.


Well well Grey Suirrel


all innocent




Chaffinch


Look how smart this Great Tit is to the first one!


Another Chaffinch.


Blackbird








Distant view of a Whitethroat


6 comments:

KAZ said...

Tufteds always seem a bt lazy. They do a bit of diving and then just 'chill' for the rest of the day.
Great life eh?

oldcrow61 said...

Judging by the pictures I'd say you had a great day. Love the squirrel.

Jan said...

Some really great photos there, especially like the Woodie. At least you still got out even if it was raining.

Ocean and Forest Walks said...

Hi Pete - I like the Great Spotted Woodpecker bird and the tufted ducks. That is a nice feeding station they have there - a good place to get all those photos. We just have individual backyard feeding stations here. Today I saw my first Tanager,Caspian Tern and Purple Martins.

Pete said...

was too dark. had to brighten them too much I think.

Oceans. Thought you would appreciate Mr & Mrs Tufty. Many nature reserves will have a feeding station. Its usually by the visitors centre.

Amwell doesn't have a visitors centre but someome obviously tops them up.

Pete said...

Kaz - I reckon I'll come back as a duck in my next life.