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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Various Photos

Having sorted through my memory cards found some photos taken recently in the garden and down by Preston Docks. I really enjoy getting out and about with my camera, but equally I do enjoy peacefully sitting in the garden with it by my side in readiness for what my call into the garden, especially at this time of the year the feeders are very busy with parent birds back and forth feeding youngsters.

The blackbirds have been extremely busy in the garden and always leave with beakfulls of food

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And these chicks were the fruits of their labour

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Oi dad wheres my dinner!!

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This acrobatic blue tit was picking small spiders out of the Hawthorn tree

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As you can see from previous posts I gets lots of Goldfinch in the garden and never tire of photographing these beautiful little finches, especially when the hawthorn tree it is in is in blossom

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lots of juveniles are now starting to appear in the garden

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House sparrow, followed by Chaffinch in the Hawthorn trees

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Female Siskin and male Greenfinch on the Sunflower kernal feeder

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An earlier post has some pictures from a recent visit to Preston Dock, this is a great place for me to walk around whilst the other half does the shopping in Morrisons, this weeks visit was a lesson in the harsh reality of how cruel nature is.

This Coot chick looks like it had just hatched but for some reason ended up in the water, and proceeded to try and get back up to the nest encouraged by its parents.

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It made it back up onto the breakwater where the, ''recycled nest'' was, and it almost made it back to the nest, but out of nowhere a Great Black backed Gull picked it off, and a scrap followed as others tried to get a stolen feed.

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Day off tomorrow, weather looks good so its off to Bassenthwaite to see the nesting Ospreys.

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