Monday, 31 January 2011

Monday 31st January 2011

With my legs warmed up from yesterday's cycle ride, I breezed into work, taking 5x Bullfinches at the N perimeter of Oaken Wood and my old mate, the Little Owl, back in his usual haunt at Kiln Barn Farm.

The sun showed signs of putting it's hat on (hip, hip hooray) at lunchtime, so I decided to trespass on Alan Woodcock's nearby patch.  Mike Easterbrook joined me and as we arrived at the chosen Cotoneaster tree the Waxwings duly left!  Luckily Alan was on the scene and guided us to the privet hedge just down the road, where despite the dull light we got some excellent views of 21x Waxwings, a few Blue Tits and a Chaffinch!  A very quick look at Little Alders Lake turned up a Goldeneye that seemed to be favouring an aquatic lifestyle, barely breaking the surface to get decent views.  And when I got back to work the sun shone non-stop until dusk!


Paul said...

Hi Adam, the Waxwings are back then. Also, its really nice to see some great photos of that Little Owl, I have yet to locate the Little Owl on my patch, but I know its there!

alan woodcock said...

Hi Adam,great pics and at 30sec,I wish my camera could perform as well and against the light as well.

Greenie said...

Adam ,
I don't know what the world is coming to , trespassing on another blogger's patch !
Great shots of the Little Owl , and I agree with Alan re. those super Waxwing shots .

Warren Baker said...

Cant be a bad day.....Little Owl and Waxwing, on camera !! Very nice adam.

Ken. said...

Hi Ad.
I agree your Waxwing shots are great, as are the Little Owl ones.