2 February 2017

More parklife


There were some common species in the park yesterday..............


A few Hawfinch for starters. Very dark and not the best angle, it's a bit difficult to point a 500mm lens directly above your head........



There were lots of very tame Varied Tits (which are fed by park visitors and are completely fearless). That's an Eastern Great Tit behind.



There were also Coal and Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatches, Siskin, Yellow Throated Bunting and Goldcrest (below).


Whilst driving through town we saw several small Waxwing flocks but all were on busy roads where we couldn't stop...............

Nearer home one of the Great Egrets reappeared a couple of days ago...........





6 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours in soft light. Can see the quality of your lens and skill using it. Just shows we shouldn't ignore local parks.

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    1. Thanks Russell. The local parks can sometimes be very productive, especially in late winter/spring............

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  2. A Hawfinch is a bird of my dreams - I have never been able to find one.

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    1. They are common here in winter, much more so than in the UK for example, where I only ever saw one ever...........

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    2. Church Wood Penwortham, I remember it well!!

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    3. Remember it well Derek. Late May 1983 I think. The Hawfinches you found are still the only ones I've ever seen outside Japan.

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