Second bit of April

Thursday 11th April

A long tailed tit

A long tailed tit (twice – GIMPery)

Male flowers of pussy" willow

Male flowers of pussy” willow

First swallows I've seen this year

First swallows I’ve seen this year
(2 pics GIMPed together)

Tits

Tits

More Tits

More tits
(the one on the left is GIMPed in from a second pic)


Some more pics:
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Friday

Robin singing

Robin singing

Never get tired of the beauty of blackthorn blossom

Never get tired of the beauty of blackthorn blossom

Hawthorn like a net  covering a mossy fence

Hawthorn like a net covering a mossy fence

Spadge

Spadge

(Mist over Godfrey's pond)

One misty, moisty morning …
(Mist over Godfrey’s pond)

Mallard scared to join her chicks

She’s scared to join her chicks

... 'cause this is what awaits her - rape!

… ’cause this is what awaits her – rape!

The tracery of the willow or the bluetit, take your pick.

The tracery of the willow or the bluetit, take your pick.

Stret lock goldfinches

Stret lock goldfinches

Finish the day with an elusive wren

Finish the day with an elusive wren

Showing what you can do with a bit of post-processing:

Long tailed tit. Original on the left:  Colour level adjusted on the right.

Long tailed tit. Original on the left:
Colour level adjusted on the right.


Some more pics:
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Saturday

Sparrow: This little guy was singing as loud as any robin

This little guy was singing as loud as any robin

Consensus is that these are mallard/muscovy crosses

Consensus is that these are mallard/muscovy crosses (at Stret lock) (Although that red bit at the top of the bill’s missing?)

Grebe nest: I count FIVE eggs!

Grebe nest: I count FIVE eggs!


Some more pics:
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Sunday

Bloody windy

Butterflies have begun to appear, even in the high wind. Small Tortoiseshell.

Butterflies have begun to appear, even in the high wind. Small Tortoiseshell.

Wind damage

Wind damage

Great crested on the storm tossed pond

Great crested on the storm tossed pond

The mystery duck again

The mystery duck again

Grebes. Here's mum and dad

Here’s mum and dad



Monday

Windy again. Just a couple of pics

Gorse flower

Gorse flower – been out for ages but a spark of colour among the bare trees.

A small comma butterfly

A small comma butterfly


Pheasant skulking in the undergrowth

Pheasant skulking in the undergrowth



Tuesday

Bee on a dandelion

Bee on a dandelion

Those ducks again

Those ducks again


Just a bud

Just a bud

Coltsfoot (apparently)

Coltsfoot (apparently)

Waverocked grebe

Waverocked grebe

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