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This female Sparrowhawk caught her dinner in our back garden – I noticed the fact when I walked into the kitchen to make a cup of tea…you couldn’t miss all those feathers. I was able to pop my lens through the cat flap to get to the birds eye-level and capture the action!

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My friend the Dunnock popped out of the hedgerow this morning and gave me a little song…

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The bugger didn’t come back after I had decorated the bird feeder with tinsel!


Wandered onto Doctors Pond today to photograph some of the birds gathered there, The seagulls were in fine voice swooping down onto the water…not sure what they were trying to catch, or if it was just practice…but they caught nothing while I was there.


These aerials were full of starlings until they spotted me, then there was a mass exodus…these three returned though


At lunchtime today I took a stroll around part of Alton Water in search of an Egret that I had seen the other day.

There was no sign of the egret but i enjoyed this scene with the birds on the line…one clearly had had enough and left, in what I hoped, was a huff!

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This lunchtime…I had a lunch hour…first time in over a week! So I drove down to Lower Holbrook and took a stroll down the coast. I found a small beach and then further along a whole load of trees that were being slowly pulled back into the sea/river – this is the tidal part of the River Stour.

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This jackdaw has taken to visiting our bird table but absolutely refuses to have his photograph taken in any conventional manner so I had to accept this was the best I was going to get of him today.


Taken in the back garden, this Starling fledgling was not impressed to see mother leaving!

I’ve been getting a lot of shots of the garden birds recenty having invested in a tele-converter…which basically means I can get twice as close to the birds with my camera even though I’m stiil stood in the kitchen! More shots will be available on the Flitch Photography site shortly.

 


Another visit to Audley End House for their Victorian Day. They had a lady showing her birds of prey and this was one of them – a lovely Kestral.