The above photographs were taken from the videos I took which I will post during the winter months.
The last few photos were taken from a different hide with rather dirty glass windows that didn't open. Good for keeping warm but not so good for photographs.
What a treat that must have been JoAnne! Wonderful photos. I especially love the first and third from last. Love the Flamingos too. The sounds must have been incredible too! CarolReplyDelete
Wow, Bewick's Swans. Where is this place? I must look it up.ReplyDelete
My goodness birds everywhere bet you were dragged away by security at closing time -'Oh but I only want to take another photo Sir'!!!ReplyDelete
A great place to visit Joanne and not so far away from me. There certainly looks as if there's a lot of activity going on.ReplyDelete
Oh, I just love swans. I remember seeing black swans when we visited Leed's Castle. What a wonderful place for you to visit to see these magnificent birds - thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh my, Joanne, the sheer numbers boggle the brain! Swans, my favorite from childhood growing up across the street from a park called Swan Lake where there were only a handful. So many, in flight, in water, landing, sailing, feeding with other birds. What a dream. :-)ReplyDelete
What a neat place. I wonder how many different types of birds they have? It must have been amazing to see it in person.ReplyDelete
That first photo is a piece of art. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Wow! I've never seen so many fowl in one spot! It must have been amazing to see it in person.ReplyDelete
What a great bunch of photos - good work! I've never seen so many wings in one group I don't think.ReplyDelete
Yes it was amazing and if anyone such as Anna is thinking of visiting try and get there before 3 o'clock when the birds expect to be fed and especially this time of year.ReplyDelete
We went into a second hide facing the sun and were treated to a talk on all the different birds that visited and ones that have been tracked around the world. I am not a real bird geek so don't remamber all the names but they have loads of Pink feet I think he said that were too shy to come near the hides but went onto the marsh flats and were fed with potato spoil.
Of course I was glued to what was happening outside the dirty window.
As you can imagine I took masses of photos these were only a tiny few, I ran out of space on my camera and had to rapidly delete many old photos to make room for those sunset shots and the Flamengo.
That was a wonderful treat Joanne~~Thank you! gailReplyDelete
Hi Joanne...lovely post! Wow..what an amazing sight..so many gorgeous birds! Wonderful!I enjoyed that very much..esepcaiily the shot where the silhouette of the bird flying against the golden sky..how magical! The swans are so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
What can I say that others have not already saidReplyDelete
gorgeous, beautiful magnificent , awesome photos.
Thank you for taking my mind away from the fact that it will be about about -20 tonight and -34 Sunday night!
So please keep posting "warm" photos!!
I love your photos - I just get the swans flying over the garden and the sound when they are flying is lovely. There must have been some noise. Did any of them get too close to you? I had to run one day when a few swans decided that they wanted the food I was eating!ReplyDelete
What beautiful photos ~ I enjoy birds so much too.ReplyDelete
Joanne, I'm so glad you shared this with us. I truly enjoyed looking at all the photos. Somehow, the scenery looks very romantic too.ReplyDelete