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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Claremont and Painshill...and a little bit of sun!

I had some domestic duties this morning; one of them was buying some more sunflower seeds for my mother - they've gone DOWN in price!

When I arrived at the shop, a blue tit was foraging amongst the pussy willows... I had the camera in the car!


Early afternoon so I had a wander around Painshill Park... lots of bird activity

This is a new addition to the collection -= American Wood Duck.. not seen him before.

There's a resident flock of White Doves and this chappie was strutting his stuff
(as the males do... ;) )

Seems to have worked....... lol


A Greylag goose illustrated the saying "water of a goose's (duck's) back

A pair of Mandarins relaxed after lunch..

Then the sun came out for a while... what a difference.,
This Male Mandarin was off in haste...



And the Canada Goose was being ....... a Canada Goose

Painshill is just down the road from Claremont so I popped in for a few minutes.
Tim told me that the Grebes has started another nest. They've used this spot before.


Two Greylags chased along the lake as I was on my way back.

In the walled gardens, the flowers glowed in their shelter..



Just a couple of impromptu local visits that really paid off today...
I love Spring!!

6 comments:

JRandSue said...

What a wonderful sellection,love the last two images.
John.

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice series!

Midmarsh John said...

Great Blue Tit photo - it makes a change to see one doing something apart from sitting on a branch lol.
My Snakes Head Fritillary is only just coming in to bud.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful birds, great captures Tricia.
have a great day.
Costas

holdingmoments said...

I love spring too Tricia; and some sun makes a huge difference.
Those Mandarins are just so stunning.

oldcrow61 said...

You always have wonderful pictures. Love the first one of the blue tit.

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