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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.

Great Crested Grebe caught a fish

Went out for a long walk today from Aldermaston Wharf to the lakes (former gravel pits) at Woolhampton in some nice late Indian Summer sunshine. Mainly to gain some experience with a new lens for my camera I received on Friday. Among other birds spotted a Great Crested Grebe catching fish in the late afternoon light:

Sunflowers in September

Went for a local walk in and around Aldermaston Wharf on a beautiful sunny and mild September afternoon. Stopped at a few Sunflowers neighbours had grown on the roadside. Beautiful bright yellow and orange under a blue sky.