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#BirdWeekly ~ Photo Challenge ~ Ducks and Geese #nature #wildlife #photography

Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly challenge this week is all about ducks and geese.

The Canada geese were photographed at Conwy nature reserve

as was the Shelduck. There are large numbers at the reserve between January and May, then they relocate further along the valley to nest.

I hadn’t seen eider ducks before but on a visit to Amble in Northumberland there were lots of them in the harbour. The first is the male, the second the female. They are seaducks, nesting around the northern English and Scottish coasts.

This little duck family were enjoying life on the river Avon

Birds · Nature · Photography · Wildlife

Entertained by Blackbirds #Nature #Birds #Photography #Blackbird

I’ve been watching the male blackbird run around feeding two juveniles that almost look bigger than he does. It’s left to the male to feed the young while the female sees to the preparation for the next possible brood.

I’ve only seen two together so I’m not sure how many young there are. They keep venturing out of the bushes then dashing back under cover.

Although they are able to feed themselves, they’re always ready with beaks open

Does this seem like a ‘give me a break, kids’ kind of look

Come on then, where’s the food…

Maybe I’ll have a root around myself then

Bird Weekly · Birds · Nature · Photo Challenge · Photography · Wildlife

Bird Weekly PhotoChallenge ~ Waders #Birds #Nature #Wildlife

Week 3 of Lisa Coleman’s bird weekly challenge is waders ~ any bird that forages for insects, molluscs and crustaceans in the shallows of practically any body of water.

Oyster catchers are quite common on the beaches and estuaries.

The redshank and lapwing were photographed at the RSPB nature reserve at Conwy

The heron had his eye on something but didn’t go for it, not while I was watching anyway.

The little egrets were also photographed at Conwy nature reserve.

Friday Fun · Nature · Photography · Squirrel · Wildlife

#FridayFun ~ A Determined Squirrel #Nature #Wildlife #Photography

This particular feeder held niger seeds which are tiny, so the opening for the birds is very small. Not to be discouraged though…

Squirrel on birdfeeder
Birds · Goldfinch · Nature · Photography · Wildlife

Goldfinches in the Sunshine #GardenBirds #Nature #Photography

There are lots of goldfinches about this year and they seem to like spending time at the very top of the conifer tree in the garden of a house at the back of ours.

Am I getting the what are you doing look…

Goldfinch in a tree

Can you just make out the little insect that might be meeting its end very soon

Birds · Birds · Dunnock · Nature · Photography · Raven · Wildlife · Wren

From My Window #Photography #Birds #Nature

I haven’t seen a wren for such a long time, it was a treat to see this one collecting nesting material.

wren collecting nesting material

This dunnock framed himself perfectly in the lattice fencing

Dunnock on fencing

I know there’s something down there!

Dunnock digging for insects or worms

Going for the above ground option

I cheated for this one and stepped outside. The raven is still hanging around the rooftops.

Raven on the rooftop
Birds · Blue Tit · Goldfinch · Nature · Photography · Raven · Robin · Wildlife

Breakfast with the birds…and then a Raven came to call (edited)… #Birds #Nature #Wildlife #Photography

Blue Tit on he feeder eating nuts
Robin on the seed feeder
Goldfinch eating seed
Raven on the roof in the sunshine

Edited to add…I now believe it’s a young crow not a raven 😒

Bee · Butterfly · Flower · Nature · Photography · Sunday Stills · Wild Flower · Wildlife

#SundayStills ~ All About the Florals #Nature, #Photography #Flowers

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt 

Today’s theme is Fantastic Florals.

The hedgerows are becoming a riot of colour with flowers beginning to bloom, makes my early morning dog walk more of a pleasure.

The lovely display below was from our visit to Warkworth last year.

Butterflies and bees love the hebe, daisies and buddleia and we had more last year than ever before. It would be nice if this year was as good, adding a little more interest in the garden.

Above a Blue Himalayan Poppy found at Bodnant Gardens and Hibiscus flower below

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

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  • Title your post a little differently than mine.
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