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

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Pennington Flash

A quick trip to Pennington Flash brought me nice and close to some of our regular birds. Often overlooked in the field when looking for something a little more exotic, or something new for the year list, these more common birds reminded me that they still hold a lot of natural beauty. You just have to give them the time to realise it.
The Blue Tit is possibly my favourite garden bird, and it is always good to see. More often than not it is a fleeting glimpse as it forages through bushes and trees or sits at a feeder. The beauty of having binoculars or a camera is that you get to see everything a lot closer up. Feather patterns, colours and detail are really highlighted. 

Blue Tit


Nuthatch doing what a Nuthatch does best.


Willow Tit do very well in this part of the North West.

Greenfinch

Out on the flash itself, among many waterfowl and waders was this pristine Grey Heron. In fact I counted seven on the spit from Horrocks hide. Once again, it was nice to be able to observe it for some time and appreciate it's majesty.

39 comments:

  1. Hello. I like Blue Tit. It is so lively little bird. Wonderful photos!

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  2. Great set of photos, I do love the Blue tits they have so much character. Sorry it has takn me some time to get back to you, total hard drive crash has caused me many problems to say the least of it!!!! Take care and have a good weekend Diane

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  3. Hello Adam, great variety of birds. I love them all, it is too hard to pick a favorite. They are all wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  4. ...beautiful images, the Blue and Willow Tits are new to me.

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  5. I love the Blue Tit! His head makes you think of a blue jay but he is so small and cute! Great photos! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Nice work Adam. It makes a change to see photos of common birds. I'm as guilty as the next for neglecting them.

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  7. Blue tits are spectacular compared to their relatives in North America. Our comparable black-capped chickadees are often called "the little boys of the woods" and they surely brighten gray, rainy days.

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  8. awesome captures!! i especially love the blue tit as i don't see anything like that here. the combination of blue and yellow is so pretty!!

    and the heron, the heron is so majestic!!

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  9. Beautiful bird photos, they are all very pretty to see up close.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Hello, your shots are neat and very beautiful.
    The Blue tit, the Willow tit and the Greenfinch visit our garden in Finland regularly in winter. Have a nice weekend!

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  11. Gorgeous pics of beautiful birds.

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  12. Herons are my favorite birds because they are large and stand still, making them easier to photograph. Great photo you have there!
    Wonderful photos of the smaller birds too, especially the Blue Tit - really beautiful bird!

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  13. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog! Such lovely captures of beautiful birds out enjoying their day. Your header photo is quite amazing too!

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  14. Lovely birds. I do like the Red breasted Nuthatch.
    MB

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  15. Hi Adam
    Your photos are tremendous, I love the Willow Tit and the Grey Heron. Brilliant images.

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  16. Wonderful, colorful photos Adam.
    I'm running a bit late visiting this weekend since I spent about 5 hours in the ER with heart issues. Thanks for sharing your post!

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  17. Wonderful, colorful photos Adam.
    I'm running a bit late visiting this weekend since I spent about 5 hours in the ER with heart issues. Thanks for sharing your post!

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  18. Great captures of some beautiful birds; I especially love the greenfinch.

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  19. Love the different tits and the green finch. That heron is awesome as well.

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  20. I miss our summer birds! Ah well. I love your heron.

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  21. Your bird captures are exquisite.

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  22. The grey heron is gorgeous and seems to know it.

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  23. Beautiful birds! Have a happy week!

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  24. Wonderful series of photos of the birds.
    Photo 1 and 4 are my favorite
    Best regards, Irma

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  25. Beautiful pictures and they look so cute ! With my 2 cats birds avoid to come too close !

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  26. A wonderful Post for Image-In-Ing. Such lovely birds!

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  27. Your photos are wonderful. So much detail.

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  28. Darling birds and I always enjoy those Blue Tits, they are so sweet!

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  29. We don't have anything as colorful as the Blue Tit here in Montana, so I really enjoy seeing it on others' blogs. Visiting from Saturday's Critters.

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  30. How could something as sweet as a blue tit be overlooked?
    Great photos, as always!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/10/home-made-ravioli-first-attempt.html

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  31. This is a wonderfully birdy post...Michelle

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  32. Fantastic photos of our feathered friends!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  33. Your photos are fabulous- I enjoyed these wonderful closeups!

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  34. For a bit of a change I have seen all but one of the birds in your post today! (No Willow Tit). Its great catching back up with some UK birds.

    Sorry for the late reply, been on the road with work.
    Cheers - Stewart M - Bath, UK

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