08 June 2013 At the Eyes

11th June 2013
I visited “The Eyes” on Saturday hoping to take some photos of the Warblers that were really obliging two weeks ago but unfortunately not this time.

I did see Sedge and Reed Warbler but they mainly confined themselves to the undergrowth or they were some distance from the hide and certainly not close enough not to have to do some serious cropping on the photos. It was the same with the Reed Buntings but I can get better shots of these in the garden when they visit the feeders.


Sedge Warbler


Reed Bunting

There were also two male Ruddy Ducks that you don’t see very much of these days. Considering they were quite distant it’s not a bad photo really and you do get some appreciation of the habitat.


Ruddy Duck

A pair of Swans with five cygnets also looked regal as they passed by.


Mute Swan with Cygnets

Many of the trees and shrubs are in blossom and none more so than the Common Hawthorn, I couldn’t pass it without taking a photograph.


Common Hawthorn


A foaming fountain of flowers

Many of the Willow Catkins are turning to seed that’s looks a bit like white candy floss and helps the seed to disperse on the wind.


Osier Catkins turning to Seed

Even if I didn’t manage to take any good bird photos, it was still a good day with plenty of interest and lots of other things to photograph.

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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