Search This Blog

Monday, February 04, 2013

4th February

Bushy Park

Once the early morning cloud had disappeared it turned into a glorious day. Well maybe the afternoon wasn’t quit as sunny but when the sun was out the birds looked stunning

Common Buzzard: Having not spent much time in the Brew House Fields this year I was glad to see that he was still present.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker: I thought it was about time that I checked out last years favoured locations. Well within 10 minutes I found the female in the Canal Plantation.

Redwing: Around 130 were in the park, 60+ in the Canal Plantation and 70+ along Chestnut Avenue.

Fieldfare: Nowhere near as many as during the cold spell an outnumbered by the Redwings. Twelve were seen, 2 in the Canal Plantation and 10 along Chestnut Avenue.

Siskin: sixteen birds at least were in the Canal Plantation.

DSC_6955

DSC_7017

DSC_7019

DSC_7052

DSC_7090

DSC_7073

These two photos show the difference in patterning between Lesser and Great Spotted Woodpecker. They really cant be confused, especially as the Lesser is so small.

DSC_6938

DSC_6961

DSC_6940

DSC_6950

DSC_7223

DSC_7255

DSC_7265

DSC_7278

DSC_7228

DSC_7286

DSC_7290

4 comments:

Eland said...

Hi Tony, what camera do you shoot with? Either you have a pretty high zoom or you are incredibly good at getting close to the birds without disturbing them, I never have much luck photographing birds in Bushy Park. You take some really impressive photos.

I've been too busy to spend much time in the park lately, may get up early tomorrow, will try and find the woodpecker if possible. Will let you know.

Tony Duckett said...

I only have a 300mm with a 1.4 converter. So not that powerful and even those with a really big lens need to get close to get award winning photos. I haven't been able to put much time in looking for birds lately.

Eagleseagles said...

Lovely to see "our" female LSW has survived the winter!

Tony Duckett said...

I just wish that there were more