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.

Mute Swan

This female mute swan is always on her own and always comes to the calm waters of the Severn that runs along Dolerw park.

here she is on take off for a two hundred yard dash up stream where she has a quiet spot for preening herself

preening time usually at eleven, but if the river is fast flowing she goes on the bank.

two blue tits discussing whether to have fat ball or peanuts,

sparrow on the fat ball

shall I keep it for later

eat it while its fresh

this way up

or is it this way

something very interesting in the tree bark

Magpies on the playing fields no matter how much I try this is as close as i can get to the magpie,

This looks like a good place to dive

the river here is quite shaded with the trees but I managed to get a good shot as they came into the sun ray,showing the iridescent green on one of the drakes heads.

then there was two green heads

one diver left

diver no 2.

further up stream there was some kind of ritual going onnot often does one see five drakes and two hens. the drakes are all in mating plumage.

Not so good a light again but I think this is a Redstart, Phoenicurus torquata, I hope it is as its a first again for me,

And its Silhouette. My new website is in the making. there Iwill be putting all the wildlife  photos  I have taken over the past 3 months,                             http://www.wildaboutwales.org.uk.                           will put a link on when the site is up and running ,

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