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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Just a few…….

A few days ago I paid a visit to Summer Leys to see the Barn Owl. It’s got to be one of my favourite places to visit; I keep going back there. Here’s some more, from that neck of the woods.
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A fine cock Pheasant, doing the walk, in the morning sunshine.
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An equally fine Heron, doing his walk, in the morning sunshine.
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A Great Tit. Just sitting in the morning sunshine.
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Tree Sparrow, doing the same.
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Dunnock, who would rather keep in the shade.
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And a male Blackcap, just content to hop through the tree branches.
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I love that place.

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21 comments:

  1. You are right to love this place - it's kind of magic in morning sunshine ;)
    What a beautiful series of birds you have seen there - I love the look of the great tit ! And the heron is majestic !

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  2. Well I love that place too, it seems that it is quite a place for birding from your post! Nice to see so many species. I love the heron and pheasant pictures a lot. They have a nice light!

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  3. Thank you Pescalune. I've been lucky with the light most times I've visited. And there is always plenty to see there.

    Chris, thank you. It really is a wonderful place to visit.

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  4. Thats a great Blackcap shot Keith.

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  5. Cheers Roy. He came out in the open briefly, then disappeared again. lol

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  6. Superb colors of the cock! Great shot as it is a rare bird, isn`t it?

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  7. A nice variety of subjects, I can see why you like to revisit.

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  8. I can understand why you love it..the birds certainly perform well for the camera. FAB.

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  9. What a fortunate place to visit and catch great shots at the same time. Isn't the Great Tit a curious little bird!

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  10. "The mountains are calling, and I must go."
    -John Muir

    Cheers ;)

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  11. Lovely Blackcap shot and also the Tree Sparrow shot really stands out. Sounds like a great place to visit.


    Re white campion, I see the occasional plant but that is all.

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  12. There must be a hundred or more to visit, but I'd long for a place like Summer Leys.

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  13. as I was going through your shots I was thinking that this has got to be the best place to go!! then you said, "I love that place." I love your shots that you share with us!!

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  14. The tree-sparrow image is fab!! Lovely pics... :)

    Regards,
    Angad

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  15. Thank you Marius. They are beautiful birds, and quite common here. Unfortunately they are bred for shooting, but the lucky ones survive and live in the countryside.

    Thanks Bobster. The place seems to have everything.

    Thank you Keith. :)

    Cheers Frank. Even cloudy and rainy days have been good there.

    Thank you Dar. I love the way some birds cock their heads like that lol

    Dale, thank you.
    I’ll look forward to your results :)

    Thanks Kerry. The place is quite well known for its Tree Sparrow population.

    Bob, you’d really enjoy it there.

    Angad, thank you. :)

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  16. ...I think I would like it too. Makes me think of my Little Miami River...I'll always find something cool there. I love the Blackcap and the Tree Sparrow too.

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  17. Great selection on show Keith,my favourite has to be the tree sparrow.
    What a prize winner.
    Well done.
    John.

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  18. Thank you Kelly. Some places just overflow with good birds :)

    Thanks for your comment John. I love seeing them when I visit there.

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  19. I understand your love to this place! I would like to visit it every day;-)) Lovley shots! Greetings from Luzia.

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  20. Thank you Luzia. If I lived a bit nearer, I'd be there every day too. Always so much to see there.

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