Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birds of Forest Farm

Besides the Bittern, there was plenty of other wildlife to enjoy at the suburban oasis. It started almost as soon as I arrived, when I spotted a Weasel scampering up the far bank of the stream that runs along the path between the two hides.
Anyway, a few bird shots, just presented in the order in which I took them:-
A Long-tailed Tit feeding on food put out by visitors:

This is a great location for Bullfinches, which are quite scarce where I live. Here's the beautiful male:

The ubiquitous Robin:

Reed Buntings are common - surprise, surprise - in the reedbeds here. Here's a male:

The milder weather has stimulated many birds into song, including the humble Dunnock with his tuneful warble:

Male Mallard on the Glamorganshire Canal:

This Water Rail was scurrying through the undergrowth near the canal:

A Long-tailed Tit collecting lichens and mosses for its nest:

The reeds cast lovely reflections in the water. I just waited for a Moorhen to swim across:

Mallards enjoying some post-coital relaxation:

A Magpie:

Female Bullfinch:

Hen Reed Bunting:

A few shots of the stunning cock Bullfinch to finish:


  1. All stunning especially the reflective shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Wow, what an amazing series of photos! The sharpness and detail are excellent. Your Bullfinch photos are so beautiful.

  3. Simply beautiful, Jeremy! Your photos are amazing, clear and vivid. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Beautiful colored birds and fantastic pictures,
    you are a very good photographer Jeremy.

    Greetings, Joop

  5. Beautiful shots there Jeremy with lovely diffused backgrounds. Very nice Bull finch shots.

  6. Nice shots of the bullfinch, when ever i see them , they're in a a tangle of branches!!