Sunday, 16 October 2011

Delamere Forest and Blakemere Moss................................... the Wildlife

On my recent visit to Delamere Forest.I did see some wildlife.
Blakemere Moss had Greylags and Canada Geese... plus Coots, Mallards and Lapwings...
...and a big colony of Black-headed Gulls... but all a bit too far away to capture decent images.
The paths around Blakemere Moss are very popular with dog walkers so the birds stay well away from the shoreline
 The Greylags and Canada Geese were enjoying the sunshine.

The Black-headed Gulls did occasionally fly within range.


This little Great Spotted Woodpecker was quite high up... but I did manage a few record shots.

It was so much easier to capture inanimate objects.
To see more images of Blakemere Moss just scroll down to the previous post. 
 Click on the link below to view my post of last weekends ramble in Delamere Forest and a bit more info about the Moss.

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26 comments:

Gary said...

That woodpecker is a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

i, too, like that woodpecker!

and thanks for the refresher on the moss.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant.

joo said...

Another lovely set of photos! Have a great Sunday:)

ADRIAN said...

It looks like a crack of dawn job. Though in my experience whichever side of the water one is on the birds will be on the other.
Nice shots of the Greater Spotted woodpecker.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful place and awesome photos. I love the gull and the woodpecker, great shots!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful images are viewing.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is one of the wonderful aspects of my Annadel Park I go to all the time. Dogs are not allowed and therefore all the wildlife are much at ease. I am liking the gull shot just above the woodpecker. Great inflight image.

Dave said...

Wonderful shot of the Woodpecker and quite an eerie place.

BlueShell said...

Hi...glad to come here: you have so many beautiful pictures...
And...yes, it's easyer when they stay foot! LOL
Greetings from Potugal.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved all the birds - the woodpeckers and the Canadian Geese - I think you took some great pics.

sandie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I know you are talking your bird shots down a little bit but I think they are great.

Fábio Martins said...

The last one was very nice :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos, Andrew. Looks like a wonderful place. Really appreciate your ability to identify all the birds... It's educational for me!

missing moments said...

Love that woodpecker and you are so right .. inanimate objects so much easier to capture! LOL!

The Herald said...

Another great set Andrew.

Well spotted Woodpecker..er...well, you know what I mean!...[;o)

Everyday Goddess said...

So vivid, makes me feel like I'm there.

JM said...

Absolutely wonderful shots! Love both this and the previous post.

Jedediah said...

I'm sitting here eating roasted chestnuts just now :) The woodpecker photos are lovely!

dreamfalcon said...

What a strange landscape with those cut trees. Nice shots on the wildlife.

mick said...

Great photos and it looks like an interesting place to visit.

Springman said...

Looked like a great day to be out and about. You caught some really beautiful scene's. Funny too, yes the inanimate are much more cooperative than the living. They definetly stay put!

fjällripan said...

Interesting place and beautiful birds!

Pat said...

Wonderful location shots! That Woodpecker is a dandy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I take a lot of pictures like that last one (well, not as good, but, you know, inanimate! -- more like my speed ;>) Lovely gulls those are.

Jean said...

Andrew, Great shots! OK...the Woodpecker is my fave also.:)