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Sunday, December 14, 2008

A spot of local birding

Well after the non-stop rain of yesterday, today it's just a dull grey.

I wandered down to Amwell Gravel Pits for the first time for a while. No sign of any Smew but there was a nice male Goldeneye to join the regulars. There was also a big flock of Siskin around (I never spotted a Redpoll). A Buzzard flew overhead.

From the viewing there were two Water Rails showing and one was taking a bath!! and a Chaffinch chased a Blackbird, well odd!!

Anyway a few pictures. The light by the feeding station was AWFUL.

Blue Tit


Male Chaffinch



Robin


Great Tit


Blue Tit




Great Tit


Male Great Spotted Woodpecker




Long Tailed Tit




Male Chaffinch

3 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely photos Pete, looks like you had a nice morning in all.

Tricia said...

Certainly the light was not good for pictures today, but I like your woodie and LTT.

Mary said...

Pete, the light might have been dull and low, but you sure showcased those birds beautifully! Bravo!

Mary