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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Wisley's Bird Hide - an update

I posted the other day about the new bird hide open at RHS Wisley.

I went back to Wisley last Sunday intending to sit quietly in the new Wallace Bird Hide and hopefully catch a Kingfisher. But, on arrival the door was locked and a notice in place advising that the hide was closed pending a final building inspection. Hey ho.. A commentator on my first of these two Wisley posts had discovered this on the Saturday as well. I've requested that one of Wisley's representatives let me know when the hide is back in operation again. So it's just a matter of - watch this space!

The light was still dreadful which was maddening as there were large flocks of Fieldfare about again. After much processing this is my record shot (seems to be more record shots these days than "proper" shots!)


But a Mistle Thrush did perch for a bit.

Walking back along the river, this Robin hopped about and entertained me for several minutes and wasn't at all concerned about my presence!




So, this Robin made the day for me :D

10 comments:

holdingmoments said...

This recent weather has been diabolical for picture taking hasn't it.
That second Robin shot is a cracker Tricia. A typical Robin pose. Love it!

Chris said...

Oh I'd love to see the robin and the fieldfare, these will be two additions to my year list ;-) Beautiful portrait of the Robin Tricia!!

Gary said...

Great shots of the Robin. Boom and Gary.

Pete said...

so cute!

Dominic Gendron said...

Great serie, love the one whre the robin is lokking up ;)

Wilma said...

Too bad the hide was open yet, but love the robin. We had beautiful sunny skies yesterday, but the high temp was well below freezing. :-( And today was warmer,just at freezing, with heavy clouds and freezing rain. I am longing for spring already ...

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs of the beautiful birds Tricia.
Costas

ShySongbird said...

Just as you thought you had a nice new hide to sit in they lock you out... regulations, regulations! :(

Beautiful Robin photos Tricia, they really do brighten the day especially at this time of year.

I never seem to see a Mistle Thrush in fact I don't think I ever have!

Anonymous said...

Cracking Robin pic's Tricia.
They really are cheeky chapies,and
so lovable.

paul.

digibirder said...

Yes, agreed, that second robin pic is lovely.

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