Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Signs of Spring - Part II

I returned to Bretton this morning to see if any more Chiffchaffs had arrived since Sunday. There were at least a couple and I managed to get a few albeit modest shots of one of them.

Down at the hide a Wren has started to build a nest just inside of the door opening. I was sat just a few feet away but he didn't seem at all bothered by me being there or the flash firing as I took these photos.

After leaving the hide I met a fellow photographer who told me of a couple of Green Woodpeckers at the far side of the bottom lake. This is a bird I've only ever seen once and I don't have any decent shots of so I followed his directions to see what I could see. He was correct - there was one there - but my clumsy approach saw it take flight. I felt that something else was watching me and looked down to find that the Woodpecker wasn't the only animal to be alerted by my presence!

1 comment:

  1. Chiffchaffs are the dearest little birds, they always put a smile on my face :).

    I am spoiled for Woodpeckers - we get both Green and Greater Spotted in my garden. If you'd like to see the video it took of them you can go to http://vimeo.com/8937698

    Signs of spring in my part of the country are pretty slow this year - we only just got blooms on our Daffodils a few days ago.