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Old 28th October 2015
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Canalside feathered friends

Barrie and I had planned an early walk this morning after seeing a weather report yesterday that promised the rain would have passed through our area by dawn. However, we woke to torrential rain ... and the promised better skies from 10.00 onwards did not look likely to happen. We were wrong and from about 10.30 the rain had stopped and the skies did, indeed, become clearer as the day progressed and we had sun from lunch time.

Our 5 mile walk was rewarded with some interesting bird sightings - not all of which were we able to capture on our cameras but the following pix show some we did -

1. A kingfisher, resting after a feed we think, as she stayed for quite some time while we pointed our lenses in her direction -



2. We saw a couple of herons, one on our way out and this one on our way home -



3. This same heron, after having unsuccessfully paced the edge of the canal for some time in the hope of a fish supper, decided perhaps a gull would make a succulent alternative (it didn't get to find out how tasty it might have been!) -



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4. This communications tower is a favourite haunt for the local cormorants - these two made me smile today - the one on the right looks to be 'playing hard to get'! -



All taken with the OM-D E-M10, 40-150mm lens.

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Re: Canalside feathered friends

They are really good images. The weather helps, but the way you spot them is a real skill and a lot of good luck.

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Re: Canalside feathered friends

Good shots, Ann1e, the heron stalking the gull is almost comical.
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Always enjoyable seeing your canal shots Ann1e and especially the little kingfisher. Still waiting for my first sighting of one!
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Interesting roost for the cormorants which 40 - 150, the Pro?
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Re: Canalside feathered friends

An excellent set Anne.

The Kingfisher is superb.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Canalside feathered friends

It's a young Heron, they're still learning to hunt and what's edible.
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Lucky you, worth the wait.
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Interesting roost for the cormorants which 40 - 150, the Pro?
Yes, Ed - the 40-150mm 1:2.8 Pro.

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Nice job as usual.

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Re: Canalside feathered friends

Thanks all, for looking in and commenting.

We had two days of glorious weather over the weekend - very lucky I think as other parts of the south east were shrouded in fog, including Heathrow which is not too far away from us as the crow (or maybe in this case, the plane!) flies.

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