This was one frustrated goose!
It was all happening down at Doctors Pond this evening…with the first batch of ducklings having arrived not long ago. Whilst it took a while I can report that this youngster worked out how to get out of the pond and rejoin mother…after a few attempts of attempting to leap out of the pond the duckling finally noticed the ramp leading out of the water next to him!
I popped out to Doctors Pond this evening just as the sun was setting and photographed a small selection of the waterfowl that lives there.
My friend the Dunnock popped out of the hedgerow this morning and gave me a little song…
This morning on my march around Dunmow we had a buzzard, robins, wrens, blackbirds, dunnocks, a magpie, crows, pigeons, various finches, blue tits, collared doves and this House Sparrow who had moved into the Dunnocks hedgerow…so plenty of activity.
Another local bird today, a blackbird who visits our garden everyday for a meal in the bird house. His wife is not usually far away. We also now have a pair of Collared Doves and a pair of Robins visiting…well, it is Valentines Day…
Walking back from my early morning walk I saw a couple of these small birds in the hedgerow. Unusually they didn’t take one look at me and leg it, so I got a reasonable shot of a bird for once. I originally thought this was a Wren but with a bit of research I discovered it is in fact a Dunnock. There’s another shot of him after the break
Lovely work this lunchtime through Rowney Woods in Essex. There was a slight mist throughout the woods giving some great atmosphere…there was also a lot of bird activity including
I got Debbie a new bird table for Christmas and we have had the first visitors to it – they may not have all arrived at the same time ;-). The Sparrows, Doves and Tits are still rather suspicious of it and haven’t yet ventured into it…
The bugger didn’t come back after I had decorated the bird feeder with tinsel!