Monday, November 09, 2009

Mists and...

...mellow fruitfulness. Thats how autumn is meant to be, and today was a classic.

Off work on a glorious sunny day, the morning was spent catching up on things at home, then I took a trip inland in the afternoon...





Great spotted Woodpecker, 2 Tree Sparrows and 5 Goldfinches were quite photogenic in the garden today. The good light helped. Also this morning a total of 500 Pink footed Geese flew S at home, flocks of 120, 140 and 240...

So I thought I would see what was going on up on the moors...



An eerie fog filled the valleys but it was crystal clear higher up.





The late afternoon sun was warm, encouraging the last of the midgies to dance around...



Wrens were all over in the heather, gorse and fence lines. The tiny things look lost in such a big landscape...



This Fox came up to me as I leant on a gate. He just turned an casually walked back the way he came...



At dusk, this Goshawk came in to roost with a full crop. It was a big hefty bird. Nice one...



Evening fog still in the valley....

PS edit - I forgot, while up there I also had a nice flock of Redpolls, maybe 30+, and a similar number of Fieldfares going to roost.

4 comments:

Dean said...

Great post, Stewart.
You`re not kidding about the full crop on that Gos. That`s one mighty bulge it has there.

Alan Tilmouth said...

Lovely atmospheric shots Stewart, it has been a grand day although it got chilly quickly late afternoon.

Warren Baker said...

Looks like a great place to be stewart. very envious of the habitat there.

Wilma said...

Quite a day you have documented here. Very much enjoyed all the photos.

cheers,
Wilma