Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Nuptial Plumage..





An adult Little Egret (Egretta gazetta), wearing its nuptial plumage, searching along the shore-line in Langstone Harbour.  FAB.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Classic Pose.


ISO 320; 1/320; f7.1 @ 277mm
Wood Nuthatch (Sitta europaea ssp. caesia) perched in its classic pose.  FAB.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Preening Pochard.


ISO 400; f6.3; 1/400 @ 300mm
A male [Common] Pochard (Aythya ferina) carrying out its daily preening.  FAB.

Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY hosted by Stewart.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ice Walker.



A few images of a Coot (Fulica atra) crossing a frozen lake.


All images shot hand-held with 450D and 70-300 lens [ISO 400; f5; 1/1250]FAB.

Linking to I'D-Rather-B-Birdin'.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Feral Pigeon.


The Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) originates from the wild Rock Dove and is a widespread resident of our towns, cities and parks.

Due to the high density populations in urban areas they are often considered a nuisance but possibly no worse than a large flock of Canada Geese or the very noisy Ring-necked Parakeets!

Feral Pigeons can be found on every continent except Antarctica and their plumage has a multitude of different colours, including metallic greens, bronzes and purples on the neck, as well as exquisite wing patterns but the 'Blue-bar' version is almost identical to the 'pure' ancestral Rock Dove.  FAB.

Linking to Saturday's Critters

Monday, 17 November 2014

Rear Views.



Sometimes you shoot whatever is on offer. In this instance just the rear views of Fallow Deer, hinds and a fawn, during a wander around Bushy Park.  FAB.

Linking to NATURE NOTES hosted by Michelle.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Coal Tit.


The colder temperatures at this time of year often bring additional species into the garden to take advantage of a free meal at one of the feeders including this Coal Tit (Periparus ater).

This tiny Tit constantly flitted around the branches above the feeder making the 'watcher' work hard for a few reasonable images.
  
Linking to I'D-Rather-B-Birdin'.