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  • just got back from thornley woods, was very quiet today, i went down at about 9-30am didn't know that the centre opened at lunch time
    so i decided to have a lttle jaunt through derwent valley, seemed pretty quet there too although i did see the red kites but they were way up high....
    managed to get in thornley hide about 12-30pm....
    not an awful lot to see & the light was atrocious but managed a couple of snaps.......
    will definitely be going back but hopefully in better conditions....
    oh, by the way the yellowhammer was a first for me.........

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Stunning pics Dex never been to Thornley Wood thats a new one on the list . Not often you see a Tree Creeper on the ground

  • hi judiM, yeah the tree creeper was on the ground a lot.....

    i'm definitely going back hopefully when the weather picks up....

     

                                                 paul & jo

  • I think you did great Dex and fab pics.I would be over the moon if i saw a Tree Creeper let alone get a brill pic.

     

    Like Judi i haven't been to Thornley Wood.

  • great piccys! Very impressed!

  • What great piccys!!! That one of the Treecreeper (groundcreeper??) is wonderful.

    A great way to spend a few hours for you Drex.

    Pipit x

  • thanks for all your kind words folks,

    will possibly be going back up tomorrow morning to try & get some better shots of the yellowhammers.......

     

                                              paul & jo

  • Those are beautiful pics Drex. What are you complaining about the light for??!!!

    Well done on the yellow hammer. There are some lovely birds there ..... did you put some seed down for them?

  • Lovely picture drexyl. That Nuthatch is saying to the Treecreeper " you can't do this can you" :)

  • Tee hee Budgie LOL

  • Budgie

    Lovely picture drexyl. That Nuthatch is saying to the Treecreeper " you can't do this can you" :)

    LOL! I tend to call treecreepers on trees treecreepers and ones on the wall wallcreeper(not as colourful as the real one though) so I should call your treecreeper callcrawler :)

  • Sparrow

    Those are beautiful pics Drex. What are you complaining about the light for??!!!

    Well done on the yellow hammer. There are some lovely birds there ..... did you put some seed down for them?

    the light was dreadful for most of the day, had to use a high iso to get usable shutter speeds which i'd obviously rather not do.......

     

    didn't have any seed with me but there was still plenty about.

    going to far pastures tomorrow & back to thornley so i'll definitely have a tub of mixed seed with me just to see if i can tempt them a bit closer.....

    apparently there's been a brambling showing well at thornley , it wasn't there today so hopefully i'll catch another first tomorrow.......

    i also heard that a kingfisher has been showing all week at far pastures so should be fun tomorrow

  • Hi drexyl

    Not been to Thornley Woods either, sadly.

    Love your report and your photos...sometime visitors centres are not always open the way you except them to be.  They may have the winter visiting hours too.

    What is the Duck species in the duck photo?    Dave loves your Bullie photo.

    We are having a dawn breaker walk about tomorrow in our local patch at Putnoe Local Nature Reserve tomorrow so that will be interesting.  Wheatears Pllllassseeee!!!! be there, or Warblers would not go amiss.

    Great photos and thank you for sharing your lovely day with us here

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

  • Blackbird

    Hi drexyl

    Not been to Thornley Woods either, sadly.

    Love your report and your photos...sometime visitors centres are not always open the way you except them to be.  They may have the winter visiting hours too.

    What is the Duck species in the duck photo?    Dave loves your Bullie photo.

    We are having a dawn breaker walk about tomorrow in our local patch at Putnoe Local Nature Reserve tomorrow so that will be interesting.  Wheatears Pllllassseeee!!!! be there, or Warblers would not go amiss.

    Great photos and thank you for sharing your lovely day with us here

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

     

     

    hi Kathy and Dave

                                          i'm pretty sure it's a mallard (gulp) but i could be wrong as i'm rubbish with ducks, i just thought it looked funny as it was quacking it's head off.......

    it was my own fault with the visitor centre, it does have the opening times on the web-site, the only reason i needed to go there was to get a key for the hide, you buy a key for £5 & it gives you access to 6 hides around our doors , i think this is a great idea....

    i always like the bullfinch, we get tons in our garden but i still couldn't resist.........glad dave liked him...

    enjoy your "dawn breaker walk" tomorrow & let us all know what you come across...........

     

                             paul & jo

  • Hi Paul

    They are great photos. I've never seen a treecreeper on the ground before either. I wonder what attracted him to fly down?

    I love the yellowhammer and the nuthatch. Excellent. :-)