Thursday, 19 March 2009

Rounding up at Rodden Reserve

That Mill house teases me every time I visit this local reserve. My house is somewhere behind it in the distance, not that you can see it from this photo.I love these male catkins of the Alder tree. We have many of these water loving trees on the reserve and the Siskins and Redpolls and Goldfinches love them for their seeds.This cormorant flew overhead for a few minutes checking out the reserve. It didn't land though which is a shame. This is the best shot I could get as it circled over me.I couldn't resist a pair of Long-tailed Tits that were flitting amongst the shrubbery looking for nesting material. I think this one was keeping an eye out for the local Sparrowhawk too!
This was a really enjoyable walk around the reserve, firstly because I'd been stuck indoors for the best part of a fortnight and secondly because it was such a lovely spring morning which was an added bonus!

9 comments:

Roy said...

Its good that the "little bird" has been able at last to get outdoors. {:)
Lovely LTTs' Jen and I can see you living in that Mill one day.

Steve B said...

It really enhances life to have a good place to take a walk to. Thanks for bringing us along.

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, that would be very nice, but not very likely I'm afraid! Never say never though.....

Hi Steve, it really does. You have some fab places nearby too!

Chris said...

A nice wlak with nice pictures. I love the long-tailed tits!!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hi Jenny love the shots I havent seen any long tailed tits for a couple of years now. I am hoping my coletits return to nest as they did last year Got to go my daughter has just gone into labour XXX Don

Jenny said...

Hi Chris, yes it was a good walk, it's a nice little reserve and just on the doorstep too.

Hi Don, first of all, good luck to your daughter, hope all went well with the birth! We're lucky to get Long-tailed Tits in the garden sometimes too, not that they ever hang around for long! (-:

Eve said...

I'm so behind on my comments Jenny. This is so beautiful as usual. I love those catkins too. Why does everything look so perfect over there across the pond!! :-)

Jenny said...

Ah but Evie, I think the same about things over your side of the pond! (-:

Shellmo said...

Glad you were able to get out & about! Those long tailed tit photos were great - they look like they are wearing toupees!