Swans Stonechats and Stuff

Swans Stonechats and Stuff
Swans Stonechats and Stuff

I promised a post the other day on twitter that I just haven’t had time to write. It was from my walk on Tuesday, it’s now Thursday evening so I thought I should knock something up. I’ll be honest, this will mainly be a post for the photos I took. But here it is anyway Swans Stonechats and Stuff.

Swans Stonechats and Stuff

We’ll start with the Swans.

Swan Photos

Mute Swan in flight (Cob - you can tell by the size of the bump on its beak)
Mute Swan in flight (Cob – you can tell by the size of the bump on its beak)
Young Mute Swan in flight (This one was being chased off by a larger adult)
Young Mute Swan in flight (This one was being chased off by a larger adult)
The male Mute Swan that chased the youngster above. Very regal in its posture.
The male Mute Swan that chased the youngster above. Very regal in its posture.
Same swan as above
Same swan as above

Three different birds all captured at the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, and all in very different poses. It just goes to show that even when you think things are quiet there can still be wonderful views (and images) to be found.

Stonechat Photos

Male Stonechat on fence
Male Stonechat on fence
Another of the male Stonechat, you can see why some people call them the vicar bird with their white collar
Another of the male Stonechat, you can see why some people call them the vicar bird with their white collar
My favourite photo of the day, and one I think will end up on the wall. The female Stonechat really popping from the pale background
My favourite photo of the day, and one I think will end up on the wall. The female Stonechat really popping from the pale background

Stuff

The walk itself was a cold, overcast, windy, affair, but there were a few opportunities for more wildlife photos. As well as some nice landscapes. And of course I can’t visit my local reserve without a photo or two of the Konik Ponies.

I hope you enjoy these ones too.

Other Bird Photos

Grey Heron in Flight
Grey Heron in Flight
Buzzard in Flight
Buzzard in Flight
Great Tit
Great Tit
Kestrel sat on Viaduct (heavy crop)
Kestrel sat on Viaduct (heavy crop)
Industrial Kingfisher, I love how the fence gives this a really urban feel
Industrial Kingfisher, I love how the fence gives this a really urban feel
Carrion Crow on Fence post
Carrion Crow on Fence post
Omen of doom! A dark crow in dull surroundings
Omen of doom! A dark crow in dull surroundings
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Teal
Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen
Naturally framed Blackbird
Naturally framed Blackbird

Landscapes

Arch of Viaduct
Arch of Viaduct
Grey Skies over fields below Haversham
Grey Skies over fields below Haversham
Blue Skies slowly breaking through above River Ouse
Blue Skies slowly breaking through above River Ouse

Konik Pony Photos

Konik Pony stood under an old tree
Konik Pony stood under an old tree
Another natural frame, this time framing a Konik Pony
Another natural frame, this time framing a Konik Pony

I hope you liked the photos. Next time I’ll try and get back to more poetic words.

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