15 April, 2009

Some Shots from Suffolk

Recently, we took the long 3 hour journey to visit my grandparents in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Here are some shots I took of the local bird life.

As you probably know, Suffolk is nearly all fields, so gamebirds weren't very hard to find. Pheasants were a common sight in the fields and garden...




I was lucky to get this shot of a Red legged Partridge before it saw me and pegged it off to another garden...


A couple of Greylag Geese were passing through the nearby fields...
Whilst photographing this Goldfinch, a Yellow Wagtail erupted from the grass infront of me and flew into a private pasture in the distance; I was so annoyed that I hadn't seen it sooner in time to get a good shot... it was literally underneath my feet!!
In the garden, a pair of Blue tit were busy gathering nest material ready for the breeding season...
Spot the Blue tit!
P.S. Sorry for the huge pixel size when you click on the image, I haven't had time to downsize them!

3 comments:

Chris Green said...

some great shots of the pheasant - don't suppose he bothered to move when he saw you they are stubborn gits. I've got a pair nesting in the garden, we had a pair of grey partridge briefly visit a few months ago but these are very shy birds. My blog is www.poolhousewildife.blogspot.com, photos not the quality of yours i'm afraid!

Goosey said...

Love the pheasant photos, some friends of ours had one hanging around their farm, they called him Kevin but he kept chasing red cars and sadly met his end doing just that!

GRAMPS said...

Poor old Kevin. We have one called HENRY and he brings his many wives into my garden. I feed him regularly, whereupon all his wives flee but HENRY stays and accepts my food, often from a distance of less than one metre.