10 Nov 12 Saturday Morning at the Hide

11th November 2012
It was lovely bright morning almost perfect for a bit of photography at the hide.

Considering I didn't go last week and the feeders were totally empty it's amazing how quickly the birds arrive after they have been filled.

The Robin or Tits are usually first to arrive and just flit back and to all the time.


Blue Tit

The Robin is obviously extremely territorial and although it doesn't appear to bother too much about the tits, he chases most of the other birds of equal size.


Robin

I could hear the Wrens calling for most of the morning and one only made a very brief appearance however I did manage to get a photo.


Wren

A number of Pheasants turned up, male and female, however because I'm using a 500mm lens I can only get the head in the frame.


Male Pheasant


Female Pheasant

A number of Goldfinch were back and to and although I did get some photos they aren't brilliant.


Goldfinch

Last time I went to the hide I said that I hadn't seen any Coal Tits or Long Tail Tits, I can now say that I've seen Long Tail Tits but they were only there for a a few seconds before they flew on.

A Mistle Thrush made a very brief appearance before that also flew on.

A number of Blackbirds were back and to along with Dunnock, House Sparrow and Chaffinch. I also caught sight of a Goldcrest more than once but it didn't stay still long enough to get a decent shot.


Dunnock


House Sparrow

Mute Swan over, along with Crows and Wood Pigeon, I could also hear Buzzard somewhere quite close but I didn't see it.

A nice morning!!

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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