Saturday, 29 June 2013

An Unexpected Trip to Wales

The Thursday just gone was an inset day (due to the teachers being on strike), so I decided I'd prefer an insect day! I had to go to my grandma's and boy did I have some success!!! My grandma and grandpa had taken me to a local reservoir; I was hoping I would see the Common Sandpiper and I did. I managed to get a few good snaps before it went to join it's parent on the shingle shore.


I think I will enter one of the photos into the Country File photographic competition.


I am slowly getting to learn to be patient with photography...


It wasn't just birds that I got a few shots of; a brown hare posed beautifully 


Hares are quick and fascinating wonders to nature (possibly my new favorite type of animal apart from birds).


The last time I visited Brenig there were quite a few pairs of Greylag Geese about, and so when I went this time I found that they had bred; I watched at least 50 of them. 


And of course I couldn't forget the bird that caused all the commotion on Twitter the Black/Common Redstart. The final conclusion was a Common Redstart.


And the insects, well I think my brother Harley will be blogging about them some time soon.


22 comments:

  1. Those a super shots of the Common Sandpiper Findlay. it is such a difficult species to get close to that your pictures show good skill and fieldcraft.

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  2. Great shots of the Common Sandpiper Findlay.

    I'm up to Wales next week, and Brennig is always on my list of places to visit.

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  3. Hi Findlay... Oh I love that Brown Hare, your got really good shot's of him!!
    What a good chance you had for you,and Harley to get some birding and insect searching, and photographing done!!
    Grace

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  4. Bonitas capturas,me gusta mucho la del Colirrojo real.Un abrazo

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  5. You got some great shots of the Common Sandpiper (and the rain!) Findlay.

    You also did well to get some decent images of the Hare, I've never been able to get close enough to one for even a chance of a photograph!...[;o)

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  6. Great photos! Love the Common Sandpiper shots and the lichen rock.

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  7. Nice shots Findlay. The 3rd Common Sandpiper shot is the best, so that would be the one to enter.

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  8. Sounds like you had a great time Findlay...

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  9. Three great images of the Common Sandpiper, it'd be a hard choice out of which three to send it for the countryfile calender, either number one or three (can you send two?)Very dark looking Common Redstart. Well done on the hare and geese too

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  10. Very Dark indeed Douglas !!

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  11. You have a lovely series of wildlife here. Great photos!
    A happy week to you,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  12. Excellent images of the Common Sandpiper and good luck with the photo competition.

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  13. Awesome shots of the sandpiper! Very minimal and nicely composed!

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  14. Really great photos,especially the hare. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. Great photos and I especially like the Sandpiper.

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  16. Great shots of all the birds, Findlay! The Sandpiper is pretty. Happy Birding!

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the Sandpiper.
    The hare is very nice, very well photographed.
    Regards, Irma

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  18. I love the sandpiper on the post is great - go have a look at Digi-Irmas (above) post for another variation on this theme.

    Thanks for linking to WBW.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. Very nice getting that sandpiper isolated and in sharp focus.

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  20. Congratulations on your photographs of the Sandpiper! As you say, patience is the key to success!
    Another great post!

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