Went with a friend to Dean Mason’s Wildlife photography hide You will recognise his great picture in this years country file calendar you can find him at ( http://www.deanmasonwildlifephotography.co.uk/). The aim for the morning was to get a better chance of the Bullfinch and really not disappointed with 2-3 visitors very regularly along with many other bird species, here is a selection from the morning with the Treecreeper the only exception which was from Denny wood on the way back home.
Lots here again but difficult to choose between them, all from the same haunts but as they offer the best opportunities why not. Really pleased to get a good shot of a Treecreeper at last and I think I have improved on my Hawfinch shots. The Bullfinch is probably my next target species to improve on which won’t be difficult when you see the picture. Anyway enjoy as there will be no Mothing this week looking at the weather which I annoying me a bit now as the trap has only been out twice in 3 months.
Great spotted woodpecker
Here is another batch of pictures from Denny wood and Blashford lakes, really pleased with a few of the photo’s, especially the Woodpecker and Nuthatch.
Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Marsh tit (Poecile palustris)
House sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Great tit (Parus major)
Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
No idea what goose this is partial albino/cross breed ???
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
More birds I’m afraid as the weather still not settled enough for the moth trap to be put out. What with rain most of today probably not worth putting out tonight. Anyway here are a selection from Blashford lakes taken yesterday. Met some new faces and some old friends so worth sitting in the hide for the 5 hours or so.
Blue tit, Great tit & Long-tailed tit
Reed Bunting – Male & Female
Here is a selection from recent trips to the above sites difficult for me to winkle down so posting the ones I think are worth posting, very pleased with the results and a first was the Brambling a species I will definitely be on the look out for again.
Thought I would post this for those who are interested, it’s my list of species for 2017 caught in the garden here in South Hampshire (Horton Heath).
2016 – 394 Species
2017 – 447 Species
total of 53 additions to list
Total for garden 587 Species
Word 2017 Summary