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Archive for January, 2011

 

…this morning in the garden,

Blackcap

A Blackcap, this is a first for the garden (well that I’ve spotted anyway!) also got another nice shot of one of the Goldfinch which seem to have made the garden a regular hangout, they do love the Nyjer seeds.

Goldfinch

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…Come say hello to my little friend.  A couple of Woodpigeons facing up in the garden this afternoon!

Ok! Ok!

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…5 hours checking out Ardingly Reservoir, the weather didn’t quite live up to the forecast (nothing unusual there then!) and I was disappointed to find the hide locked! However I did get to spot quite a lot of birds with a couple of firsts, a Tree Creeper and Great Crested Grebe (winter plummage) unfortunatly no photographs of them, I did however get a half decent shot of a Golcrest!

I will return in the spring when the migrants start to arrive back from their winter holidays!

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…of the year planned for the weekend, nipping down to Ardingly Reservoir in East Sussex, weather permitting! Hopefully get a chance to use the new teleconverter.

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…this grey cloud goes, it seems like we’ve had mostly grey skies for weeks on end, is it normally like this?! I’ve still be out and about doing surveys and I’m pleased to report there’s plenty of birdlife about unfortunatly no photographs, well not any that are worth uploading!!! Can’t wait until spring and hopefully some decent weather.

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…finally arrived!  Two days from Japan to a customs warehouse in Conventry then 8 days to my house! Looking forward to adding this to my long lens, will give me a 510mm focal length.

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…to the garden, 12 Long Tailed Tits have made the feeding station part of their daily feeding routine. These little birds seem to be fearless, one of them landed on my cap briefly while I was stood next to the feeding station, I had 4 within arms length!

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