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Entries from January 2010

Gulls

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Gulls

Another trawl through photographs taken last year produced several of gulls at Rufford Country Park. These have been “tweaked” in Photoshop for dramatic effect, much more than I usually do.

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Tufted Ducks

January 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tufted Ducks

Walked by the River Trent from Bulcote to Burton Joyce this morning. A flock of 100+ tufted ducks was swimming on the swollen river. Some of the time they were in several smaller groups, but at one point almost all of them were swimming upstream ‘line astern’.

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Fieldfare and Wild Orchids

January 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fieldfare and Wild Orchids

Fieldfare have been visiting the garden during the long period of cold weather, looking for berries. I’ve managed a few long-distance photographs of them. I’ve also added some of the pictures of wild orchids I took during a Wildlife Trust walk near Nottingham last summer.

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Mute swans with cygnets

January 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mute swans with cygnets

I’ve built up quite a backlog of photographs, and going through some, I found these of mute swans with cygnets taking a ride on a parent’s back, taken at the end of May last year, on the Trent near Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire.

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Rooks, jackdaws and swans

January 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rooks, jackdaws and swans

Two more pages from the New Year’s Eve walk by the River Trent: rooks & jackdaws flying in to roost, and a flock of mute swans flying past the rooks, crossing the river, then flying overhead and towards the setting sun.

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Blackbird & Redwing

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Blackbird & Redwing

Walked to Gunthorpe on New Year’s Eve. Saw a blackbird guarding a prize source of berries by the roadside, and in the fading light on the way back, a redwing in the field next to the footpath.

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