Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Goyt Valley - Pied Flycatcher & Ring Ouzel

The forecast was good and the best of the Bank Holiday weekend so it was obvious I'd get up and head out birding, early. Not quite this time, as my daughter was with me and she detests bird watching. I failed here obviously in her early years. Still, I did manage to persuade her to come out as I had some target birds to see. Pied Flycatcher and Ring Ouzel were top of that list as I'd dipped on them several times already this year.
After 5 minutes, strike one with a lovely female Pied Flycatcher flitting around the trees. It put on a lovely show.





Strike two, a short time later was the Ring Ouzel. Merrily feeding and moving between fence line and shrubs. It was quite a distance away so this shot is heavily cropped. I hope for better later this year.
To top off a good morning, I bumped into a good birding friend of mine. So a good morning it was indeed.

12 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE the 3rd photo from the top. Darling.

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  2. beauties - both of them! hope your daughter grows into it. :)

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  3. Beautiful captures. Love the pose in that third shot.

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  4. Pretty shots of the Flycatcher! And the Ouzel looks like a cool bird.. My son detests birdwatching too. Great sightings.

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  5. Great shots. Also, I love your header photo :D)

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  6. I think my fav is that 3rd shot... funny little expression, and crystal-clear focus!

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  7. enjoyed each of the birds here; glad it was a successful outing for you - never mind, your daughter will have other interests to follow that suit her nature. Nice to bump into a birding friend - a bonus!

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  8. Two great birds to see and photograph.

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  9. Used to see Ring O's regularly when I lived in The Lakes, they were a classic. I think I may have dipped out on them for at least five years now! Lucky sod!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. Great shots, Adam! Would love to see either of these species.

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  11. I should have bumped into you down there. Will do at some point over the summer

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