Thursday, 1 December 2016

AROUND THE ORCHARD

AFTER GETTING PERMISSION FROM THE OWNER, I SPENT A 
DAY WANDERING AROUND A LOCAL ORCHARD.
FIELDFARES WERE QUITE NUMEROUS BUT VERY FEW REDWINGS.
MORE EXCITING THOUGH WAS THE STOAT THAT STARED AT ME 
AND THEN DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING TO BE PUT OFF HIS LUNCH.

FIELDFARE

FIELDFARE

BLACKCAP

BLACKCAP

SONGTHRUSH
WREN
STOAT
STOAT
STOAT

STOAT


15 comments:

  1. Why do you suppose we call someone we don't like, a weasel? They are so cute.

    All nice shots.

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  2. Kudos to the owner of the orchard for giving you permission to wander around. I have been trying to figure out what the stoat has captured. Is it a rabbit?

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  3. Hello. Great photos. Stoat snatched great catch.

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  4. Hi David,yes it is a Rabbit,poor thing.
    John.

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  5. Hi. Awesome photos. Stoat is a ferocious animal.

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  6. Superb. Fieldfare can be hard to get close to so the orchard is a great spot to go to. What a bonus the Stoat was. Always makes my day when I see one of these fabulous animals. Great shots.

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  7. Hello John, Stunning captures of the Stoat amazing to watch the size of its pray. Also great captures of the Fieldfare and the other birds. There are lots of Fieldfare to be seen around here as well. Is this a sign for a cold freezing Winter?
    Regards,
    Roos

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  8. Beautiful series of pictures.. Well-done. Regards

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  9. Fantastic array of thebirds and Stoat, I love the Fieldfare, stunning.

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  10. Utterly brilliant images, John, but the icing on the cake is the set of Stoat images - such amazing creatures!

    Best wishes to you and Sue - - - Richard

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  11. Hello John,
    The birds pics are superb! Lovely brillant images!
    But the Stoat!!! What a moment is that! Awesome! Comgrets!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Greetings,
    Maria

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  12. I wish I had subjects like that to photograph. Well done John.

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  13. Wonderful set of shots - love the thrushes with the fruit - but the stoat is a real winner. Its been a very long time since I have seen one the them!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Thank you all for your comments.
    John.

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