This was taken at Blashford Lakes, run by Hampshire Wildlife Trust. A very photogenic bird, and happy to wander along the edge of the lakes giving plenty of opportunity to capture a shot.
Sometimes I end up with photos that I thought wouldn’t come out. In this case the shutter speed was too slow, so it came out slightly blurred… but I like it, because it’s more dynamic than the photos that I took afterwards where I had increased the shutter speed.
Black headed gulls and ducks battle it out for space
This was wonderful. A young blackbird sat on our fence for a good while, allowing me to take some photos. In fact, I think he was posing a bit.
edit: It turned out to be a blackbird, not a thrush. ID skills need improving.
Not the happiest of birds. I’m not sure it was too keen on having its photo taken.
Ducks are still one of my favourite birds. I think it’s the waddle. I found these at Wisley.
A black headed gull… so called because of it’s… ummh, brown head.
Every Monday I’m out in the woodyard making firewood. Eventually it might get cold in the UK and more people will buy it. Not at the moment though. Tomorrow is due to be the warmest Halloween on record. I digress. Every Monday this little chap appears (or there’s more than one and they all look the same).
I took this through my lounge window. I have a big Buddleja in the front garden that is very popular with the local sparrows. Or it is, when there is food hanging. There’s not much birdlife other than starlings and sparrows, probably due to the number of cats! I hope this one is still alive.
This year, I was lucky enough to have Goldfinches nesting in the Buddleja bush in my front garden. Why they would want to nest where there’s lots of cats, and people walking close by is anyones guess. They appeared to have now fledge. Well at least there is no sign of dead chicks, unlike when I had blackbirds nesting there. So I hope they are out there, flying around and singing like birds should. Good luck to you! Here’s one of them before they left.