John Mallaney

In The Frame

Posts tagged ‘robin’

Robin

Britain’s favourite bird

robin

© [John Mallaney] and [www.johnmallaney.com], [2017]. 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 [www.johnmallaney.com] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Strike A Pose

Here are a few shots of a robin – always eager to pose.

© [John Mallaney] and [john mallaney In The Frame], [2014]. 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 [john mallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

© [John Mallaney] and [john mallaney In The Frame], [2014]. 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 [john mallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Robin

Unlike some other wildlife out there, getting up close to one of our best known and favourite birds can at times be relatively straightforward.  The following shots were taken at Western Turville reservoir and the results, I’m sure you will agree, are worthwhile.

© [John Mallaney] and [john mallaney In The Frame], [2014]. 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 [john mallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

Hungry Robin

Here are a few images of a robin tempted by a bit of tasty bird seed at College Lake nature reserve near Tring, Bucks.

16a 17a 18a 19a 20a

© [John Mallaney] and [john mallaney In The Frame], [2013]. 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 [john mallaney 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

Robin© [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

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

%d bloggers like this: