Birding walk

I decided to go and see if I could see the little egret, which I had seen a couple of times now down at the canal.

Unfortunately I didn't see it, but I did see lots of other birds

I think this is a greenfinch or chaffinch

A magpie on a roof

This one shows the wing pattern on this feral pigeon

Collared dove

An overhead jackdaw

Another collared dove

Wood pigeons might not be much to look at, but you can still get nice photos of them!

Some mallards were doing some nice posing



And a close up

This last mallard picture was of a mallard that came out of the water and started following me, I don't know if it thought I had some food or what!

This coot was not coming out for a picture

I just missed this pigeon

The only decent picture I got of a Black-headed gull, or any gull for that matter

There were 3 dunnoks in a row I didn't get a picture of all of them though

A cropped photo

And one, not very good one, in flight

I still haven't got a good photo of a red kite, just a silhouette

And with a bit of lightening

A bit more of a photo friendly moorhen

And a relaxed wood pigeon


A friendly Robin

Some starlings flying in formation

A blackbird silhouette

A blue tit

And a long-tailed tit

A plane (not sure if it's a rare species or not)

And a sunset to finish off the day

Thanks for looking!



  • Hi Benji, looks like you had a good day out with nice weather and plenty of birds spotted including that magnificent Red Kite, well done and thanks for sharing your photos.


    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • That looked a nice day out, and nice photos as well.

    Your silhouetted blackbird could go in the Silhouette thread, which will give it a bit of a boost.


    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Hi Benji, you had a good walk and saw some lovely birdlife, always envious of anybody getting a kite on film, I zoomed in on your pigeon and indeed it showed up the underside well. It is good out these days as long as you can keep warm:-)

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    We quite regularly have red kites over and around our house so thought they are common I have never managed to get a clear photo of it yet!



  • Lovely photos from your day out Benji, a nice selection you had as well. I think they call the last one "The Battleship Grey Super Flyer"!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.