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Long Tailed Tits. And a distant Peregrine Falcon.

Went on a walk around Hosehill Lake Nature Reserve near Theale today. Weather wasn’t as sunny as I had hoped, but it was still a nice autumn afternoon with the trees in good colour. There seemed to be a lot Long Tailed Tits around, so I tried to catch a few of them on picture. Not easy as they seem to be constantly on the move. Also spotted a Peregrine Falcon on a nearby electricity pylon. Unfortunately couldn’t get close enough before it flew away again. Hope you’ll enjoy some of the pictures I took:

Green Woodpecker

Went for a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal near Theale today, between the canal and the sailing lake. Didn’t see an awful lot, the undisputed highlight was this Green Woodpecker briefly sitting on a branch in the open:

The light wasn’t great and I didn’t have enough time to put the camera on the monopod, but considering the circumstances I’m still fairly happy with the pictures.

Spitfire TZ164, real, replica or maybe a model?

During a walk near Woolhampton and Brimpton Airfield on Saturday 19/Sep/2015 I spotted a Spitfire (at least that’s what I think it is) plane in the air. When I tried to look it up on the web I didn’t get very far, apart from that a Spitfire with the registration TZ164 was built in Aldermaston. What I didn’t find though was any information about this plane: Is it the real thing, well restored? Or is it a replica using the registration from the original? Or is possibly even a large scale model plane (although it seemed to be a bit too far from the airfield for that)?

If you have any information please leave a note in the comments. Thanks.