Had the morning at Old Moor with a mate today and the first bird we came across was this little poser in the Tree Sparrow Farm.
Photo taken on phone...will post others when I've gone through them.
My Flickr photos
Before I get to the star of the show a few other sightings
Mr and Mrs Teal
Mr and Mrs Wigeon
In reply to Alan.:
As you leave the VC at Old Moor one of the first places you can visit is the Tree Sparrow Farm where there is a viewing screen at the feeders, Image our delight to see this little beauty sat quietly not 10ft away
This is taken at 400mm and couldn't get her all in
rest are taken at around 200mm or less
And a video
Wonderful sighting D, please send her here for my Mr K (who delighted us today!)
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
In reply to WendyBartter:
Cracking set of photos Alan, what a beauty the Kesterel is, well done.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Looks like a glorious day, especially with posers like that to enjoy.
In reply to Nigel O:
Wow, very nice I would never have thought you would have seen it at the feeders Alan.
In reply to James:
The feeders are in a rough bit of ground Jim so I think it's learnt there is a few mice knocking about.
Hi Alan. I believe I know the very Kestrel!!! It's been a while since I was at Old Moor what with one thing and another, but I've just been looking back at my photos and the last time I was there was last November when I got some lovely shots of a Kestrel at the Tree Sparrow farm. It didn't bat an eyelid whilst everyone was stood there pointing a camera at it! I put a photo on my Flickr page at the time. It's good to know that what I assume is the same Kestrel is still thriving throughout the winter.
See my Flickr photos here
In reply to ChristineB:
Grand set as ever Al. Your third gull is a Lesser Black Backed - note the yellow legs
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