Friday, 13 May 2011

A garganey, and other short stories.

A nice relaxing trip to Barnes today produced the goods with a stunning male Garganey, which of course decided to stay hidden behind an island (or had somehow flown off on my watch) for the good hour and a half that Shirley the friendly bird-counter was trying to get a look at it. Other good stuff came in the form of 2 Shelduck, 3 Redshank, Blackcap and Chiffchaff and bugger all else. Seeing some Damselflies (Azure blue, if I'm not mistaken) was a pleasant first for the year. I'm on study leave so there'll be either be a rash of posts or I'll be on target to pick up my hoped-for grades. Or neither.

Little stunner

Just the product of a crappy record shot and chance fly-by

Chiffchaff, cute little thang.


A newly fledged Long-Tailed Tit

Azure Blue Damselflies

Yellow Wagtail


  1. Has the Yellow Wagtail been trodden on?!?


  2. I'm going with an eastern subspecies...

  3. The Yellow Wag is my fav.

  4. Thank you James, they're a favourite bird of mine so I consider it a privilege to be able to get as close as I did.