Friday, October 24

Time Out

If you read Martyn's earlier post you will know that kast week we had time out from gardening to make one of our frequent visits to our local RSPB reserve - Fairburn Ings.

Any thought that autumn was now well and truly upon us could no longer be denied.
Autumn has well and truly taken a grip.

Many of the birds were taking full advantage of the food on offer hopefully building up their reserves to survive whatever winter may have in store.
As we stretched our legs other stretched their wings.

Others preferred to chill out ever hopeful for a ready meal.

As usual we arrived home with a huge number if photos to sort through. If you are interested our best are uploaded into our online portfolio here.


You may also be interested in a photo slideshow that I put together showing a Bewick swan bathing, I had so many photos that I didn't know how to use them so as the weather was awful I had a little play. The slideshow is on YouTube here,


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett


28 comments:

  1. I have always found watching wildlife, especially birds, to be so relaxing and therapeutic. Love the swan bathing:)

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    1. I bet that you're glad that you don't have it bathing on your bath sweffling.

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  2. Our feeders are being well used at the moment, I think the birds must be filling themselves up ready for winter. It's a while since we've been to Fairburn, I think we're due a visit very soon.

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    1. Bird food is expensive, Jo especially when the birds arrive in flocks.

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  3. Beautiful images of the birds Sue.
    The garden variety are just starting to come back to the feeders here. We must get stocked up again. And check the batteries in the twirler!

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    1. I didn't realise it worked on batteries, Jessica I thought it was spring operated or something. We have a feeder that shuts the feeding holes if the weight exceeds that you have set as a maximum. Ours allows three goldfinches on it.

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  4. Great photos, Sue. A real "Autumn Collection" When there is water around, the scene is forever changing.

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    1. I love the reflections in the water, Mark especially of the autumn trees.

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  5. Stunning pictures, Sue! I especially love the one of the Canadian goose spreading his wings - that's a great shot. Looks like a fabulous place to wander through, no wonder you had so many photos to sort afterwards.

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    1. Hard ti tell from behind Caro but it's a Grey Lag goose arrived to spend the winter

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  6. I do enjoy your posts about your trips to see the birds. You've some super pictures there Sue. Love the swans.
    I've noticed the birds are back visiting the garden this week. I got all the feeders out and almost broke the bank stocking up on feed!!

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    1. In that case you may be interested in these photos taken at martin mere, Angie but be warned that there are over 60.

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  7. Beautiful images Sue were you using a different camera - they are so clear. Looks like you had a good day

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    1. Same camera Elaine but the light was good, Not too sunny and not too dull which happens from time to time

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  8. Oh....what wonderful photos, I did enjoy them, and I do love to see a heron, we often get them in the rescue with broken legs when it's icy, such a shame as they stress terribly in the rescue and don't cope if they are in for long.
    I loved the swan video, every time I see one it takes my breath away.xxx

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    1. As long as the heron stays away from our fishpond, Dina as it has been known to pay an occasional visit. We've had to stretch black strings across.

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  9. Fantastic photos, nature is so beautiful.
    Karen

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    1. It certainly is Karen, If you follow the link in my reply to Angie and find the photos of the Wood Duck or Mandarin drake the colours and patterns are just unbelievable.

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  10. Beautiful wildlife! You took great shots.

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  11. Beautifully captured the beauty of autumn colors !
    The birds at the feeders look so wonderful !
    Have a nice Sunday :)

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  12. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed them.

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed them Bonnie

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  13. Lovely birds, lovely autumn colours... There are never too many photos of wonderful nature! :)

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    1. Noy even in the portfolio of over 60 that I linked to in Angie;s reply, VG?

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  14. Beautiful wildlife capture!

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