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Friday, 17 April 2015

Nightingales and a Sparrow

I'd heard that the Nightingales had arrived at Pulborough so headed off there this morning.  

As I walked along the front of the Visitor Centre, Mrs. Sparrow could be seen watching the world go by.


 Walking down the Zigzags I hadn't seen, until if flew up, a Green Woodpecker... needless to say it flew some distance away so not the best of shots!

Very few people about except for a Facebook contact who was sitting quietly camera poised.  Mick had been watching a Nightingale for sometime and I sat quietly on the grass watching the Nightingale busying backwards and forwards.

Despite the warm sun there was a cold east wind today..  so sitting down and trying to look inconspicuous gave some shelter from the wind.






So a privilege just to watch and listen to this bird.

As I continued my walk back to the visitor centre, a male blackcap flew to perch briefly on a branch across the path.

and then off for some shopping!!

Lovely morning.... and thanks for your company Mick...

6 comments:

Pete Duxon said...

not jealous not at all ;)

Roy Norris said...

Absolutely brilliant shots of the Nightingale Tricia.
I have heard a couple already this year in the usual places in the Woodland walk that I do, but seeing one thats a different matter.

Tricia Ryder said...

Lol. Pete..They could be seen in about 4 weeks. ..

Tricia Ryder said...

Thanks Roy.. just got lucky today...

Midmarsh John said...

A beautifully clear set of Nightingale photos Tricia.

Tricia Ryder said...

Thanks John... it was a little poser :)

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