Sunday 16th December
Eventually i get the chance to have a roam around the local park ( Holywells Park ).
Setting off just as the sun started to burn through the mist and cloud at around 8.00am and duly bumped into Bill http://www.holywellsbirds.co.uk/ after a quick chat we went our own ways only to bump into each other an hour later.
Bill pointed out a perched Kingfisher that was quite happy for us to just watch it fish and obviously tease us into a few shots from the camera.Though staying its distance we managed a few keepers.
After we parted i decided to follow up on the Goldfinch flock high in the Beech trees.While i waited for them to come lower in the trees, the sun started to shine and allow me some nice images and the Goldfinches duly obliged.
Moving on to check the Mandarin population i came across the friendly resident Robin commonly known as Robbie...well my pet name i suppose.And of course i just had to photograph him.
Also a fine Great Tit decided to take a look and a pose from this bird was also snapped.
This time of year is very good in the park for Mandarin ducks, right through now for around 6 weeks they will be courting and fighting and impressive sight to witness.
The population has grown over the past few years and last years best count was 23 birds - this year i hope for more but i have my doubts as the breeding season didnt look that good.
Finally id just like to thank the followers of the website, i know its a little raw but as time goes by im sure things will improve and hopefully you will enjoy the journey with me.
Merry Christmas everyone and have a cracking New Year
Best Wishes to all
Parrish Colman Photography