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Last Post of the Year

Hiya folks, I trust you’re all well and geared up for the festive period? This will be the last post of the year, unless we have some amazing weather between now and 2017! As usual it’s a miss-mash of photos new and old. And as usual you can enlarge them by clicking on the photo. Comments, thoughts etc are always welcome so please don’t forget to fill up a comment box 🙂

Birds

To start, a few bird pics taken in my back garden. We get loads of them flocking to the feeder which is great, I love to sit and watch them.

So the top 2 pics show a nuthatch and a couple of blue tits. The 3rd pic is a lesser spotted woodpecker. Actually, as I sit typing this, he’s back again making small work of the suet block.

Wokefield Common

Last Wednesday I was charged with taking the mutt for her morning walk. I decided to visit Wokefield Common, I hadn’t been there for a while what with the dark evenings and all. Stupidly I didn’t take my Canon. Really annoying as the fog was rising and the light shafts were incredible. At least I had my trusty iPhone…

It really was a shame I wasn’t prepared for the scene that awaited me here, but these aren’t too bad for a phone camera I guess.

Sunset at Wasing Park

Those of you who know me will know how much I love sunsets. And Wasing Park. After the joys of the light shafts in the morning, I took myself off to Aldermaston in the evening. I only managed a couple of shots but it was still worth it, I thought.

And, to Finish…

A few random shots;  The top one is a re-edit of a shot I took last September when I was in Southern Ireland. The fisherman set up and started beach casting so I fired off a couple of shots of him underneath the gathering clouds.

The shot above was taken looking out at the Burghfield Sailing Club lake.

These 2 above were taken on a very foggy morning along the River Kennet as I walked Maya.

Well, that’s it for this year. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my photos and I haven’t bored you too much with my meanderings.

As always, photos can be bought for prints, canvasses, aluminium or even key rings if you so wish! Just let me know which photos you like and we can work something out 🙂

All that is left for me to say is that I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and I look forward to sharing more photos with you in 2017

Last Post of the Year

Mart

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More garden wildlife

Hi there, haven’t posted for a week or two but I have a few more photos since last time. And again they are pictures of more garden wildlife, along with a couple of other random shots.

As always please let me know what you think in the comments box.

So without further ado…

I’ll start off with the nuthatch. These birds are odd little fellows as they hang upside seemingly for  ages. Sometimes eating the seeds, sometimes just hanging there. The second photo is my favourite, he just seems to be waiting patiently for the great spotted woodpecker to finish.

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

And of course I absolutely adore the woodpecker…

More garden wildlife

Seems we have a large contingent of juveniles around the garden; they look so sweet…

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

And you all know how besotted I am with these birds. The main character is one I’ve dubbed Mr Scruffs. They are so territorial, so feisty but how could anyone hold that against them when they’re so damn cute :p

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

Then there are the goldfinches. They are regular visitors now and they don’t just eat the nyger seed but are also happy to take their fill of sunflower hearts. Unlike the other visitors they sit and eat quite calmly, sedately. Such beautiful birds, so colourful.

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

Well hopefully you’re not too bored of my bird photos, I will be trying to get out a little more rather than just taking photos from my garden 🙂

Our squirrel is getting a little less shy now, he was running up and down the tree and along the fence as bold as brass. Bit of a cutie I think, and that tail is so bushy and fluffy.

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I took this shot of Maya after she had been for a swim in the local boating lake…

More garden wildlife

And last but by no means least, a couple of macro shots from along the River Kennett; a pretty Common Mallow followed by a couple of tiny beetles snacking on an Oxeye Daisy.

More garden wildlife

More garden wildlife

Thanks once again for looking. A friend of mine asked if I had thought about putting a book together of my robin pics. I wonder if there would be much call for one, if you think you may be interested then let me know in the comments box and if I get enough interest I could have a look at offering it as an option 🙂

Until next time, take care;

Mart

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Some garden animals

Hi once more and happy Wednesday, I hope you’ve had a good week? A little later than usual due to work (better to be kept busy than not at all, makes the day go much faster, right?) this week I have photos mainly of some garden animals spotted over the last couple of weeks, but to start off a couple of scenic pics I took a few weeks ago. As always I’d be thrilled to hear your feedback 🙂

Clicking on the pics will enlarge them.

The flowers in the first picture are scentless mayweed, really quite common but they looked quite beautiful blowing in the early evening breeze.

The second photo was taken when we had a great sunset a few weeks back.

Garden animals

Garden animals

This cheeky little fella was the reason I decided to buy a feeding station for the birds as I spotted him hanging upside down on the oak tree in our garden trying to help himself to the seeds in the feeders…

Garden animals

And, continuing my obsession with the them, here are a few more robins. The first one was taken in the woods near me – Wokefield Common. The rest were in the garden.

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

We have a new addition to the collection of garden animals, a couple of nuthatches. Took me a while to ID them and they are sleek and slinky looking creatures.

Garden animals

Garden animals

…anda couple of playful, juveniles

Garden animals

And some grown ups…

Garden animals

Garden animals

I was surprised when I saw this, a big old starling perched on the station. It then hung off the sunflower feeder and had his fill.

Garden animals

To close, a shot I very nearly binned as I took it hastily but I thought the pigeon looked pretty cool almost out of focus but in flight…

Garden animals

And that’s it for this week. A little rushed today but I hope you liked the photos. As always your thoughts and comments are always appreciated. Thanks to those who took time out to comment last week, I have taken on board your comments.

Until next week, take care,

Mart

 

 

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