Thursday, 21 November 2013

Wendover Woods and Wiltstone Reservoir

Had a nice walk at the weekend to Wendover Woods with the RSPB group with the woods still showing the autumn colours but quite misty and cloudy lots of bird calling through the wood but with at the top of the tree but still managed to see a few Goldcrests though many more were calling along with Blue Tit and Great Tit up in the trees. Further around a brief sighting of a Muntjac Deer before we had very two very vocal Song thrushes trying to out compete each other before ending the walk with a nice sighting of a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Then headed to Wiltstone Reservoir for a brief visit on the way home where had Fieldfares feeding in the trees and around the edge a Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit  were feeding along with the more common Pied and Grey Wagtails.

Posing Water Pipit

Meadow Pipit a good comparison

Grey Wagtail


Pied Wagtail

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Last light at Amwell

Had a nice few hours at Amwell with lots of the winter ducks feeding close to the hide as the sun was setting as the Wigeon and Greylag Geese were feeding along with Teal, Shoveler and a selection of various waterfowl.

Wigeon Feeding




Resting Shoveler

Feeding Greylags

Mallard at last light

Coot at last light

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Kingfisher reward

Been after a reasonable kingfisher picture for a while even though i see them fairly often quite tricky to actually but after finding a nearby reserve where they often are seen so took myself down on a sunny morning and manged to get a few images even though i saw a kingfisher several times i believe it was just the one male with it first landing in the distance reeds before appearing nearer on the nearby post.





Monday, 4 November 2013

A surprise local Rarity

Did my circluar walk at Tyttenhanger GP and was very luck to find a Glossy Ibis was coming across from the woods heading down to the scrape at Tyttenhanger GP had a brief view of a bird fly across and down towards the scrape but I didn’t see if the bird had landed or not but was lucky enough that it had as while walking back down the path across the scrape hoping to relocation the bird it flew up and over in front of me giving good views of his colour plumage and its beak showing that it was in fact a Glossy Ibis before flying up and round over the main pit before heading over the farm in the direction of the M25. Also before the drama in the hedges at the farm around with the finches and Tit had 1 Tree Sparrow in all to make a great day.