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Cannock Chase

16 Oct

We had to visit friends yesterday who are near to one of our favourite wildlife spotting areas..

Cannock Chase is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, but at the “Freda’s Grave” car park a lot of locals over the years have fed the local bird population. The result is that a great many common (& not so common) birds will feed quite close to people (& cameras)!…..:)

Not quite wildlife, but I couldn’t resisit this one as the light was failing, the “golden hour” shot of the day!…..:)

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in photography, Wildlife

 

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6 responses to “Cannock Chase

  1. paleblueeyes0

    October 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    wow how do you get theese shots?! the only bird ive managed to picture so clearly and close is the wood pigeon that lives in my garden! its so fat and friendly

     
    • Andy

      October 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks for your comment!….:)

      The clue really is in the post, these birds are comfortable in their surroundings, although having a 400mm lens helps!….LOL

      Andy……………

       
  2. Pieces of Sunshine

    October 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Delightful! Your last photo is a perfect ending.

     
  3. Stewart M - Australia

    October 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Hi there – that first shot of the Nuthatch is a classic – it’s just such a “nuthatch” pose!
    We have birds here called Varied Sittella’s – which are no relation to woodpeckers or nuthatches at all, but they have many of the same features – even the slightly up-turned beak of the nuthatch. Aint evolution a wonderful thing!

    Cheers – SM

     
  4. Peter B

    October 22, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Andy, your photography is stunning! My favorites are the first (Nuthatch) and last (thistle)… just incredible!

     
  5. Sivinden

    October 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    So nice pictures of the birds! Some of these birds also visit my garden.
    Like the last photo too:)

     

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