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Chaffinch

A bonnie wee male chaffinch posing in the snow at Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms.

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Chaffinch in the snow

A few shots of a male Chaffinch in the snow at Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms.

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Male Chaffinch

A male chaffinch.

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Chaffinch

This shot of a male chaffinch was taken near Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch

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Early spring – common and garden birds

Here are a few shots of various birds that I have been waiting to post, but which have been forgotten about due to the vast amounts of pictures waiting to be published on my hard drive .  Amongst the shots below are greenfinch, great tit and a solitary wren.  Enjoy!

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College Lake Nature Reserve

Here are a few wildlife shots taken recently during a break in the miserable weather at College Lake near Tring in Hertfordshire.

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Birds of the feathered kind

A few shots of the birds and waders I have stumbled upon whilst out and about with camera in hand.  My favourite is the Red crested pochard with its stunning colouring.

Red-crested pochard Chaffinch House Sparrow Swallow Red Crested Pochard Mistle Thrush Chaffinch Swallow Mr & Mrs Red Crested Pochard Jackdaw Great Tit Mallard Red Crested Pochard Nuthatch Red Crested Pochard Great Crested Grebe Nuthatch© [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Feathered Friends

As the weather has been considerably grey and dull recently, there have been few opportunities to get out and about.  The shots below were taken during the odd break in the clouds and on the rare occasion when the sun made an appearance.      Swans a chillin. Dancing ChaffinchNoisy Robin

Graceful Chaffinch

Chaffinch

Red Kite

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

Mute Swan

Red Kite

Blue Tit

Chaffinch and Great Tit

Red Kite

Blue Tit

Goldfinch

Red Kite

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Brrrr, from the last few weeks….

Although I am Scottish and supposed to be acclimatised to the driech weather, it does come as a shock to the system when we get these occasional cold snaps down south.  Indeed, spare a thought for some of the poor wee blighters below whose daily diet is ruined by the white nasty stuff that is snow.  If scraping for food is not enough, I caught the picture below of a hungry Sparrowhawk (at a distance), which had rested on a neighbour’s roof whilst terrifying a flock of birds of the smaller variety.  I also managed to take some final pictures of the Waxwings, whose numbers have definitely dwindled (as have the berries), and who by now are probably tucked up safe and sound back home in their Scandinavian nests.

Blackbird chilling Sparrowhawk on the hunt on neighbours roof A well fed Waxwing Blackbird braving the snow Waxwing 3 (2) Waxwing 4 (2) Chaffinch 5 (2) An energetic Hare Hare Bird on a wire

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