Sunday, 26 October 2008

Getting there....

One of the great things about having a 'local patch' to wander around reasonably regularly is that no two days are alike. There is always something new to notice or experience that makes that walk around worthwhile. Nor does it have to be earth shattering stuff.
Here are some photos I took of birds and butterflies that made those walks worthwhile.
Great Spotted Woodpeckers when not at a feeder so often tend to hide behind branches and 'chip' at you! This one was kind to me for a very short space of time.

I was chuffed to see this Comma enjoying the autumn sunshine.

These Black-headed Gulls were lined up on the bridge as if to say 'whose going to be first to be skinny dipping then!'
Below is the reason for my title today. At last, I seem to be getting closer to my goal of taking a decent photograph of Winter Wren. This little guy let me get closer and closer to him, one small step at a time. At the time he was having a singing battle with a wren on the other side of the path. Made my day! (-:

10 comments:

Roy said...

Congratulations Jen.
You got him at last and they are some lovely images as well.
The Great Spot was good and its amazing how these Commas hang around into the Autumn.
Um, what's this about skinny dipping???

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, thanks for that. I will continue to try and get better ones. Don't think I'll be joining those BHG's! (-:

Quiet Paths said...

Oh wow, I know how much I struggle with bird photos so I do admire these. The woodpecker doing its work and the little wren in full song! Well done. Your little reserve sounds so lovely. We have the Bison Range which is about 14 miles away.

Quiet Paths said...

PS, I purchased my gin yesterday for the recipe you gave me. Thank you again!

Adrian said...

Hi Wren

Nice shots of your namesake. Glad you liked the leaves post - I had lots of fun putting that together....many shots deleted!

See you next week, Adgi

Jenny said...

Hi Christine, I'm glad you liked the bird pics, I enjoy trying to get close enough which doesn't happen to often! Hope you have fun with the Raspberry Gin, hic! (-:

Hi Adgi
Yep, it's good fun to put these blog posts together. Might be the week after cos of the weather.....
will let you know.

Eve said...

You really made me smile here Jenny Wren!! You did such a beautiful job on that little sweet wren! Those gulls are halrious! The comma is beautiful and the woodpecker is just a real treat!
Great job and great fun!!

Jenny said...

Hi Evie
Glad I made you smile. Each of those shots made my day.

Mary said...

I don't see how you could improve any on those 3 wren shots! Lovely! So perky and sweet! I love the gulls on the rail :-) Did I miss the Raspberry Gin recipe or is that a private recipe?

Jenny said...

Hi Mary. Glad you liked the Jenny Wren shots. The Sloe Gin recipe is on the end comment on my Autumn walk posting (a couple back). Sloes are the berry of the Blackthorn tree (Prunus spinosa), not sure if you have them over there, but my brother did the same recipe but with raspberries. Hope you have a go! (-: