Monday, 5 January 2015

BIRDS at Hersey Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight

Last week I showed you some Sanderling, Turnstone and Oystercatchers on Ryde beach and just opposite it is Hersey Nature Reserve so today I am showing you the photo and a short video of what I found there.  The lighting wasn't really good however these are the best I could take!



Not a great shot because the camera was always focused on the reeds however I really wanted to take the shot with the Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Greenshank all sitting together.  Can you see them?


Mallard



Little Egret and Grey Heron


Tufted Duck




Greenshank



Little Grebe with Mallards above, and Little egret below.




If you cannot see the video below, CLICK HERE




I hope you enjoyed seeing the birds at this small reserve on the Isle of Wight and I thank you for visiting today.


Many thanks for leaving comments

19 comments:

  1. How lucky the birds are to share such a beautiful place, Margaret!

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  2. I have never seen a tufted duck or a green shank before, and this is such a very pretty area. Wonderful photos and video. Thank you Margaret.

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  3. Oh, Margaret... that first photo is frame/painting worthy... love the diagonal line of the water... the beautiful layer of hillside... and those CLOUDS! Just love it. blessings ~ tanna

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  4. Great variety of birds and ducks.. I would love the see the Lapwing and the Tufted Duck.. Looks like a nice reserve.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  5. Love the scenery in the first photo! You captured a lovely selection of birds.

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  6. Never seen a greenshank either, they do make their way to local lakes. But then I am a terrible birdwatcher who makes do with lovely pictures like these!

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  7. Beautiful series of images of different birds, Margaret.
    My favorite are 1,8,13,14.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. a lovely mix of birds! the opening shot is beautifully dramatic and i like the grasses, too.

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  9. Margaret!
    At first I thought I was watching images from the Museum.
    Margaret, your photos are fantastic fantastic !!!!
    Have a great week.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  10. Love them all - and particularly the tufted ducks. Thank you.

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  11. Gorgeous photos! Water birds are such fun to view because the reflections add fascination.

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  12. First and fourth pictures are my favorite. The light is simply beautiful!! And the lovely picture of what looks like wheat. Also love the sweet Mallard close up.

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  13. Beautiful images,especially the first scenic one and the grasses in a golden light.

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  14. a very pretty nature reserve.

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  15. Super shots. I found the light was perfect.

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  16. What wonderful colours you've captured in that first shot. So peaceful.

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  17. Lovely photos Margaret with wonderful light. I don't think we've ever visited that reserve - will try and visit next time we go to IofW :)

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  18. It must have been wonderful seeing those beauties, Margaret! Your first image, the land and water scape is so gorgeous! Looks like a painting. Love it!

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