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Birds, horses and trees

Hi there, thanks for popping over to have a look at my photos. I hope you’re well and having a good week? This week I’ve been taking photos of birds, horses and trees. The weather has been cold but beautiful so I managed to get out for the first time in a while.

And so we’ll delve straight in. Remember, click on the photo to view a larger image, they look better that way 🙂

Birds

As you’re well aware by now, I love the birds 🙂 I took a walk along Silchester Wall a couple of weeks ago and chanced upon a friendly robin. He was happy enough to pose a moment whilst I snapped him on a fence and then on a headstone.

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And with the cold weather comes the birds looking for a snack. This blue tit was on the feeder for a good few minutes. Most of the time they flit on and off very briefly, I think he must have been hungry!

Birds, horses and trees

Horses

I’d missed out on some amazing winter sunrises recently. I finally got my act together and took my camera in to work with me. Along the way I stopped off near Amner’s Farm and these are the results;

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And last weekend I took a stroll over at Whitehill, near Kingsclere and saw these two horses…

Birds, horses and trees

Trees

And of course you know of my fondness for trees, the lungs of the earth 🙂 The first photo was taken on New Year’s Day up in Appley Bridge.

Birds, horses and trees

The next two were shot near Beech Hill in West Berkshire

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And the final 2 I took last weekend at Whitehill

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And that brings to an end my post of birds, horses and trees. I hope you liked them. As always, you can order prints of these or any others on my website. Just drop me an email and let me know which ones.

 

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More wildlife photos

Happy hump-day! This week I’m posting up some more wildlife photos which I took over the last couple of weeks. In the usual manner I’d love it if you left some comments or feedback on these photos 🙂

My sister bought us some herbs recently. The sage has done really well and is attracting bees like there’s no tomorrow which has meant I can practice my macro shots;

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

I have to say I’m particularly fond of these photos….

A few weeks back I had a wander around Whitehill, near Kingsclere in Hampshire. I’ve been there a couple of times and had only walked along one side which is beautiful in its own right, but this time I took a trek up to the huge antenna at the top of the hill…and beyond.

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It’s a fantastic walk, taking in some beautiful views of the English countryside. I also happened upon a Meadow Pipit (or so I’m told). I noticed him hovering around a copse of small trees before finally landing and belting out a fair bit of chatter. Luckily one of the several shots I took of him was a keeper;

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Further along I managed to grab a shot of a goldfinch that I spotted in the bushes. I’d seen these birds a few times in various places and wondered what they were. Thanks to a great Facebook page called Great British Countryside I found out what they are, and a hell of a lot of other stuff. Thanks guys 🙂

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As I was wandering along the road I met a couple who were walking the other way. They told me about a Great-Spotted Woodpecker chick who kept popping his head out of a tiny hole in a tree further along. As I approached it I realised its parents were around and trying to feed it so I only stayed a couple of minutes. Again I was lucky to get 1 decent shot out of the few I took.

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On my way back I fired off a quick shot of a snail taking shelter on a stem, probably my favourite shot from this particular walk.

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Back home now and a couple more Robin shots 🙂

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More wildlife photos

And as promised last week, a few more photos of the Yellow-Tailed Moth caterpillar, this one is a little smaller than the one I posted up last week;

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More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

My last photo this week is a pretty little flower spotted in Wokefield Common in Burghfield.

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Thanks for spending time looking at the photos I’ve posted up, I hope you liked them. Don’t forget any of these photos can be purchased, just drop me a line and we can sort something out. And as I said above, don’t be shy about leaving comments, it’d be great to hear what you think about these photos.

Thanks,

Mart

 

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More birds & things

Hi again, it’s that day of the week again where I post up some photos, and this week it’s a case of more birds & things, so no real theme 🙂

I’m not going to spend too much time typing as there really isn’t that much to say about this week’s post, just that there are some more photos of robins, tits and a few other random subjects, so with that said, I hope you like the photos and please leave any comments, thoughts etc in the feedback boxes below.

Starting things off is this shot I took at Whitehill, Hampshire a few weeks ago. I was there again last weekend so there will be more photos from this area in a week or so 🙂

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The next set were all taken in my back garden again. I told you I was becoming obsessed with robins…

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More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

And a magnificent Great Tit…

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This one was taken in Wokefield Common woods, just up the road from where I live, as was the shot of the blackbird….

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More birds & things

These 2 shots were taken at Northbrook Park, just outside Farnham where I was at a wedding last week. I’d never seen an albino peacock before, he really is quite amazing;

More birds & things

More birds & things

The final pics were from our back garden again, the caterpillar is that of a yellow-tailed moth. I’ll have a couple more of them next time.

More birds & things

More birds & things

More birds & things

That’s it for this week, thank you so much for your time, please do leave any feedback below, I love reading your comments.

Sadly the service I used via Photobox for providing a gallery of prints for sale is being phased out so if you are interested in purchasing any photos from my site please drop me an email through the contact form 🙂

Take care and see you again soon.

Mart

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