Thursday, 22 January 2015

GOOD FENCES - Newtown Nature Reserve

My friend Eileen and I visited Newtown Nature Reserve on the Isle of Wight which the National Trust manage.  These are some of the images and a video at the end of this post that I took that day and will be showing you more tomorrow.


This walkway leads out to the boathouse.


Above is the view to the left of the boathouse 
and below is the view to the right of the boathouse. 



This is the hide and although it is locked in the wintertime, Eileen is a volunteer with National Trust and has a key so we could go in.


This is the view from the hide.  
In the foreground there is a Greenshank and Redshank and behind is a great a variety of geese and ducks


Little Egret


This is the view from the left of the hide.


Redshank


We walked over a field to arrive at this part of the Reserve.  The green field you see in the distance is where I saw the Golden Plover (below).   Make sure, when you watch the video at the end of the post, that you look out for the bird of prey among them when they take to the air.   


Golden Plover


Pintail and Wigeon Ducks.  
You will also see them better in the video.



Dark bellied Brent and Wigeon


 House Sparrow


Teal


A cat we spotted on our way down to this area of the Reserve.


CLICK HERE if the video does not appear below.





I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for visiting today.

Many thanks to all those people who leave comments on this post.

44 comments:

  1. I love the orange legs and beak of the Redshank. That is my favorite today.

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  2. Dearest Margaret; Oh My, I was so delighted to hear your voice through video today♡♡♡ Love the all flocks of Pintail and Wigeon Ducks. House Sparrow is really lovely and the cat is really brave looking:-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  3. Hi Margaret,
    Beautiful pictures of a large bird area.
    The video is really superb, so many birds together.
    The cat is a beauty.
    Best regards,
    Irma

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  4. You make an excellent vídeo clip Margaret. The green field with the Golden Plover is a beautiful sight. Great images of the cat, too.

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  5. Hello Margaret, what a great variety of birds. Another awesome place for birding.. The Redshank is a beauty and I would love to see a field of Golden Plovers.. Wonderful photos and video.. Happy Thursday!

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  6. Loving birds as you do, this must have been a very enjoyable time for you. Wonderful photos.

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  7. I am officially jealous- I could spend hours and hours here! Have a super day.

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  8. Beautiful wetlands shots.The birds are stunning and I do like that sturdy walkway.

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  9. Love that sturdy weathered fence,
    I have one like that here in the harbour :)
    Yeah, should go there next time :))
    And I love your pictures of all those
    birds and ducks :)
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  10. I love the fence that the Hide is hiding behind... and the view is wonderful.. that house sparrow is just beautiful

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  11. Wow each of your photos bursting with color! I like how you captured your shadow too! Wonder romp in nature!

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  12. Great pictures, Margaret. Love the cats. And especially like the boardwalk with the shadow of the photographer.

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  13. Wonderful photos! Great place to visit! Love that triple-gate fence!

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  14. a very pretty area. i like the way you shot the first photo. and love those arc'd gates at the hide!

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  15. Nice photos and video, Margaret! I love getting to see all the different birds you're seeing!!

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  16. Very inviting! This makes me yearn for warmer weather and the return of the wetland birds!

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  17. Wow, love all of the images! Have a great day!

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  18. oh thank you. The video was great. Love you accent. Oh the sturdy walkway is breath taking.

    Your a pro at the video as it is not a short one. Your video is super long. I enjoyed. Lots of birds. Wow!

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  19. I really enjoyed all these photos. This locale is great for its scenic beauty as well as for its bird-watching.

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  20. Thanks to this meme and a myriad of clever bloggers world wide I have a whole new appreciation of fences.

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  21. Beautiful beautiful beautiful Margaret, I love it.

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  22. Water and birds so what we want to do even more:-) The footbridge is great to see, but also all the water and the birds. Not to mention the cat that is so beautiful on your blog:-)

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  23. wonderful photos. I love the house sparrow
    Claudia

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  24. I can't believe how many Pintail are in the video clip we're lucky if we get a small number here.

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  25. it looks a rich place for birds.........and a cat

    peter

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  26. Pretty kitty but I hope he isn't feasting on those wild birds. We walked a nice boardwalk trail today ... I love places like that. I wonder why the hide is locked in wintertime?

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  27. What a wonderful place! I hope the cat wasn't a hunter.

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  28. beautiful scenery and beautiful birds. Can´t possible be better then that :)

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  29. beautiful scenery and pretty birds.

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  30. Hi Margaret, Wow ---what a neat preserve. I'm sure that the birds feel quite safe there. You saw many different ones on that day... Love the 'hide' there for you to see more and for the birds NOT to see you..... Great photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  31. I just love all these...I would love to be there.

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  32. Greta series Margaret love them all!

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  33. You were there on a good day for some amazing sightings! Very beautiful photos and video! Hugs, Diane

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  34. Beautiful photos, Margaret!
    I liked the fences and the birds, though I am happy to admit the kitty was equally enjoyable.
    What a beauty!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  35. Thanks for the video. That reserve is a real bird haven, isn't it. So many birds!

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  36. What a wonderful place to visit! In addition to your wonderful photos, I enjoyed hearing the birds (and you) on your video. Lots of good fences for Theresa's challenge.

    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my fence.

    Lindy

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  37. Superb photos. I was so fascinated by the birds that I almost forgot about the fences. Enjoyed the video too.

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  38. What a nice spot for birding, and wonderful pics!
    ~

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  39. Nature reserves like these are a real jewel, so many birds!

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  40. Such a pretty gate!! The Reserve looks beautiful, this is an area of the Isle of Wight I have never seen.

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  41. Charming, wonderful place to have visited and the images shared are all very delightful ones. Love that over the shoulder, looking back at you shot of the cat~

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  42. Looks like a great place with excellent birds. Hard to beat a male pintail.

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  43. Glorious photos of a wonderful reserve - great selection of birds too. I think we might return to the IofW this year and have been looking at a holiday cottage very close to the reserve :)

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