Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Waxwings, finally!

                                                               A pair of Waxwings.
Finally! After two weeks of searching for Waxwings, on Sunday afternoon somebody had reported them by the Royal Mail sorting office on Cappers Lane in Lichfield. When I visited there the first time there was nothing in sight but a couple of other people looking for them. I then returned about an hour later and saw somebody looking at one in a tree. Then after two minutes a flock came and landed in the next tree. The flock was made up of about 30 Waxwings, here are my three photographs of some but they are not very good due to weather conditions. Yesterday I heard that there were about 60 of them outside Tippers and they've been there everyday this week. If you are local, why not go and have a look at these beautiful birds!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Waxwing project.

This is a picture of some Waxwings I saw last year. I haven't seen any so far this year but I'm on the look out for some and I've been checking different blogs and twitter to see where they are near by. Waxwings are such beautiful birds and one of my favourite and this time of the year is brilliant for these birds. However, I have set myself a project which will probably only last a few months until about Febuary- March time when they migrate back. It should be very exciting traveling to different places admiring their behavour and photographing their activity. I'm looking forward to it!

Fungi Foray!

Armillaria mellea.

     Shaggy Ink Cap mushroom.
 Sulphur Tuft.
 Fly Agaric.
 Fly Agaric.
 Many-zoned Polypore.
 Fly Agarick.