A Wild Week at Attenborough

Apart from wet Wednesday the fine weather enabled me to have a couple of trips to my favourite nature reserve the week. The light on Thursday 17th was particularly good which made some clear long distance shots of a great white egret from the Kingfisher Hide.

In the last two images the egret is reacting to some disturbance among the adjacent gulls and lapwings.

Again good light made for clear images of a great crested grebe and a pair of goosanders in the Beeston Pit at the East end of the reserve. It is good to clearly see the eye and green sheen on the male goosander. It is usually difficult to see that much detail.

The highlight of the week was a view of a small flock of siskins feeding on beech mast alongside the river. Siskins are members of the finch family.

Finally, I can’t resist photographing robins and nuthaches. I caught the male chaffinch in the act of taking off towards some sunflower hearts I had put out. If the weather is as good as forecast šŸ˜Ž I’m hoping to get more blog fodder in the coming week. šŸ˜Ž šŸ˜Ž

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