Sunday, 21 July 2013

Birds at my 'Old Caravan'

As those who follow my blog will know this is my second time at my old caravan which I call " My Retreat" and I have shown you the birds I saw last time, however I have a few more to show you this time.  

When waking, usually very early but still in bed, every morning I had a family of  Wrens (4 in all) singing to me from the fence posts outside my window.  They flitted about for about 20 minutes each morning and it was wonderful to watch and listen to.  What a way to start each day.





It is quite difficult to photos the Wrens as the sun is beaming in through the window and the window has reflections making a lot of the shots white!!   Slightly over to the right of the caravan but still seen from my bed, was what I thought was a Tree Creeper as it was creeping up the tree just like one. However, it turned out to be one of my Wrens.  I often saw them doing this both there and on another large Ash tree to the left.  I was unable to get a video because when I came to the caravan door, they moved away.


I often walked down the field to the sea and one day, this Grey Heron was just taking off.


Always rummaging through the seaweed where numerous Hooded Crows, Jackdaws and Rooks.



 These Hood Crows were feeding in an recently turned over field.  This is a great distance away and heavily cropped.

 
Again, this shot is heavily cropped.  I only saw movement on these thistles and assumed there were Goldfinch feeding on them.  This was the best of a bad lot of shots where there were 3 Goldfinch. (only 1 in this shot)


Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Also MANY THANKS for ALL who left comments on any of my blogs.  I still cannot leave any replies!!

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17 comments:

  1. just love the little wrens! adorable! and really liked the heron butt shot! :)

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  2. The wrens are adorable. Have a lovely evening!

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  3. Wrens are just so loud for their size aren't they Margaret? What a great sound and sight to wake up to.

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  4. Hi Margaret, your bird photos are amazing. Sweet little wren and loved the back view of the heron taking off. Happy day to you :)

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  5. Margaret, those Wrens must be much better than any alarm clock? The Hooded Crows look stunning, a bird I've never seen!
    Makes me wish I had a caravan by the sea!...[;o)

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  6. Wrens are some of my all time favourite birds and we don't often see them here so I loved seeing yours. Great heron shot too :-)

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  7. The little wrens are adorable! and I love the heron shot. Great birds and post!

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  8. You have arranged the order of these pictures really well! First the little wren, then all of a sudden I come upon the huge wings of the Heron! Your pictures are amazing, even with not the best light conditions. I have to say the little wren is my favorite! They are so cute and sing so well. Plus they are brave little guys. One once attacked me on my head!

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  9. your wrens are just soooo cute, a new visitor for me, i just starting seeing them!! yours has a very short tail compared to the ones that have been visiting my feeders!!

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  10. These are all nice shots! The middle one of the landing is my favorite.

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  11. Very nice photos and I especially love watching wrens. They have the cutest personalities!

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  12. The lighting on those wren photos is superb!! Great bird photos. Even the exit of the rear end of the heron is great! The Eurasian Finch, I understand, has been introduced to America. I hope to one day see one.

    Excellent post. And yes, a wonderful way to wake up in the morning.

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  13. Great wren and heron shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. That Heron photo is interesting - something about the symmetry of the wings and the contortion of the body. For a plain little bird, obviously the Wrens compensate with big character!

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  15. those crows are interesting looking, I particularly like your close ups...wrens I think are more pleasant wake up callers than pigeons and doves!

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  16. What a wonderful sight to see and hear as you wake up - great photos especially love the one of the heron :)

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