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Monday, August 11, 2008

Some Wildlife

I met up with Trish today for a walk around Thursley Common for a look for Dragonflies. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and not conducive to Dragons. We did see quite a few juvenile Willow Warblers, Tree Pipits, Woodlarks and Stonechat. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers seemed to play with us! We eventually saw a Green Woodpecker there (and I saw a Great Spotted later).

Grey Heron

A keeled Skimmer I think. I've never seen one before!

For Hugh this was taken with a Nikon 70-300 VR

And the next two a Sigma 150 Macro

So we headed to Petworth House for lunch and a walk around the lake.

Egyptian Geese




Tufted Duck

Great Crested Grebe

We headed on to Warnham Mill Ponds near Horsham. It is a lovely local reserve, ok you don't see lots of rarities but we need see Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern with 3 chicks, Treecreeper and a Kingfisher.

Sorry these aren't very good the feeder was in the shadows so I had to really bump up the ISO.

Female Tufty

A nice day in good company.

The service here gets better ! Yesterday no cup and spoon. Today no cup, spoon, milk or tea!!

I've been waiting two hours for it to appear. So I wandered down and they had no cartons of milk!!

STOP PRESS. The Milk has arrived.


Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi Pete..I am back catching up on your blog..I see you are on holidays...masses of lovely that a gold eye..I need to go back and do a second run over these photos...taaa taaaa.....hi to Trish....cheers.

oldcrow61 said...

I can see that you're making great use of your time while on holiday...wonderful pictures. At the risk of sounding too terribly greedy dear boy, I want that carving of the face as well, lol.

Mary said...

I see a gate keeper butterfly. I have seen a few butterflies recently but its a poor year.