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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hawkers Galore

In answer to Jan, Tesco may be open all night but M&S isn't so I duly arrived at 8:30, managed to pick up a casual pair of trousers in Tesco £7 off and two work pairs in M&S.

So I wandered off to Cornhill Meadows and there were one or two dragons but not many and they weren't playing ball all I got were these....

Speckled Wood


Magpie


Moorhen


I popped into Fisher's Green, there is a feeding station with a hide next to it....


Blue Tits






Definitely not a great pic but its the first I have of a Lesser Whitethroat



More Blue Tits





This Greenfinch is not well, see the deformities on the head.





After lunch I headed to Rye Meads, the sun was out it was warm. From the Draper hide there was a Green Sandpiper, the Garganey and ooh look at this....



They are tiny aren't they!


There were loads of Hawkers about, here we have Migrant Hawker.




Grey Heron



The Hawker's were bashing away at each other. I've never seen a Brown Hawker at rest until NOW!!


7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

The pictures are great Pete. The ones of the Hawkers are fabulous.

Tricia said...

The Migrant and Brown hawkers are amazing pics. Lucky you to spot them :)

st said...

Never seen a brown still , great pic, for size comparison of migrant.

Jane said...

That Lesser Whitethroat was a nice find. Loved the other pics and the Migrant and Brown Hawkers. Maybe they are getting a bit tired now and decided to stay still for a bit...

digibirder said...

I think your photos are getting better and better. What lens were you using here? Several or just the one?

I think the 'deformity' on the Greenfinch looks like a tick.

Pete said...

why thank you all.

digi - photos Nikon 80-400 except the last which was a Sigma 150

Mibsy said...

Absolutely stunning, fabulous photos!