Shortwalk on the lookout for a couple of birds I heard were in the area

Unable to find them  so that is for another day, here are a few I took anyway

This is the local Reservoir, looking beautiful today with the clouds reflection in the water just stunning

Then saw these Tufted ducks

Good expanse of water and a number of birds on the other side - as usual

Thought I would try for a flight shot

It came over a number of times so decided to go for the next one too

Hope you can spot it

Well reflections are the game today

Pair of Coot

Titch must have followed me :-)

This Thrush suddenly appeared just a couple of yards from me

Sorry to put so many of it but it was unfazed by me and lovely to be so close

This is the weir Hazy, we were walking along the river at the other end

Nearly back at the car park now and saw LTT's but they were too fast for me, no chance for photos, but this is a little Goldcrest I managed just at the end of my walk

and a better view

Well I can't see the head so can only assume it is the goldcrest really.    

I set out today in search of two Kites that had been seen, well had to end with one of the smallest birds didn't I!!!

Bye folk

Lot to learn

  • Smashing set of photos Gaynor, you certainly seemed to have picked a good day for it. As an ex water company employee I was interested in the style of the dam.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • As your crest has glasses on, I would have thought Goldcrest too.

    Your last comment reminds me of climbing up through a local gorge years ago with expectations of seeing all sorts of birds.

    We did, but only once we had climbed to the top, descended to the bottom, and were back in the car park, where they were all waiting for us...

    All the best -
    Dave
  • A lovely selection from your day out Gaynor, a very obliging thrush, lovely colours in the sunshine and the clear images on the water. Thanks

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Great captures Gaynor, arty & atmospheric, loved the birdies!

     

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  • Great set of photos Gaynor and interesting to see the Weir which looks massive; well done snapping the fidgety Goldcrest as they are almost impossible to get on camera along with the beautiful Song Thrush, waterfowl and the robin.
    Although we didn't have time this weekend to explore Anglesey and I didn't take any camera gear but our 80 year old birthday girl neighbour had a wonderful weekend where we never stopped celebrating, eating and drinking the 3 bottles of champagne I had taken !! hic !! Hope to get back to Anglesey again as when we drove towards Penrhos Coastal Park I saw what must have been 200 Redwing darting out of the hedges/trees near Dwyran and later in the day heading to roost. We did see half a dozen red cyrils at PCP with numbers increasing :) sorry no photos this time. I did take short video clips on phone so will see if there is anything worth posting at some stage.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Thanks all for your comments, had a good walk, so lucky to have the sunshine yesterday.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Well Hazy that means I will have to venture over to Dwyran and hope to see some of those Redwing, though the weather isn't looking too good I'm afraid. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, after all the arranging you deserve to taste the champers!!! You will need to relax now and put your feet up :-)

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Good to hear you managed another visit to Anglesey, Hazel, and belated birthday wishes to your birthday girl neighbour. She is lucky to have you as a neighbour. Looking forward to any pics.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann