Yellow wagtail ( Motacillaflava )

Magpies

Magpie on the entrance wall to the police station wonder if its been stealing something shiny.

Grey squirrel and magpie forraging on the police station green.

A lone mushroom. these are one day only seems they grow at night by dusk they turn into a slime.

The autmn falls gathering in the severn river

Bleeding pine tree. see next shot

As a boy in woodwork class we would boil this what is sap from the cut in a pine tree. once boiled it was glue, this is still used today by hand crafted wood furniture makers

Masters of camoflague the only time they are spotted is when they fly over the river in search of a moving grub.

Not a bad shot considering how far it was

Nice markings on its back or rump view

these are juvenile yellow wagtails

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Male blackbird.

Starlings gathering on the Poplar trees by St Mary's church.

Starlings in flight

starling arch

The Mallards elite meeting.

the common mallards meeting place

toadstool under the pine trees.

brew time for these canoeists. already they have done the five miles from Caersws, they said an average of 3 miles an hour and today they are hopeing to reach Welshpool some 14 miles down river.

These two guys are from the Chester area the guy waving is a Newtown man, his father still live here in Aberhafesp a vilage 4 miles out of town.

saw some very strange fun will post it tomorrow.

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The Coal Tit. Periparus ater

The Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina. shots where taken high up on the cliff top above Aberystwyth

The Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina,  thank you Bob for its I D .Bobs blog is on http://birdsfod.blogspot.com/ .

Cormorants on the rock bellow the cliffs at Aberystwyth

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater, presumably Irish Coal Tit, P. a. hibernicus (note yellowish cheeks and breast)

Another poppy opened this morning by noon it was fully open. the yellow Rose is a June/July flowering species,All we need now is some frost that will put a stop to the plants that are still flowering

20.10.11 moon at 8.30

Spotted flycatcher

One of the pair of flycatchers is darker than the other so its either an adult and juvenile or a male and female.

Wood pigeon just taking a nap.

the monkey puzzle tree on fire

Male Juvenile blackbird in the thorn tree

Robin sheltering from the rain

one of the midges

this midge is almost moth like.

the midge on the window

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater

SHREWSBURY. ENGLAND

CANADA GOOSE,BRANTA CANADENSIS


MUTE SWAN SYGNET , CANADA GOOSE AND MALLARD.
MUTE SWAN SYGNET .
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black headed gull, and mallards

BIRDING IN NEWTOWN WALES.

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos (Turdidae)
Pied wagtail Motacilla alba (Motacillidae)
Blackbird Turdus merula (Turdidae)
House sparrow Passer domesticus (Passeridae)

Mute swans on the Severn river  in Shrewsbury.

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MALLARD WITH 2 DUCKLINGS
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mallard drake
GOOSANDER MERGUS MERGANSER, FEMALE
GOOSANDER MERGUS MERGANSER, FEMALE WITH CHICK
TWO JUVENILES.

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER.

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, DENDROCOPOS MINOR,(PICIDAE)
BLACK-HEADED GULL, LARUS RIDIBUNDUS,(LARIDAE)