First visit to the Dales this year

Finally got around to going to our static caravan at Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales.  This is our first visit this year.  Haven’t been here for over 3 months so really glad to be back.  Filled the feeders and repaired the perches ready for the year.  Didn’t take long for the birds to start appearing.  It was the usual suspect to start with, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch.

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Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso800 500 mm.

 
 

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Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/5.6 iso800 500 mm.

 
 
They were soon followed by the Tits

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Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Coal Tit, Periparus ater

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/6.3 iso200 500 mm.

 
 
There were also Great Tit, Lesser Redpoll, Pheasant and Nuthatch which I didn’t get any decent shots of.  There was a surprise visit by a pair of Reed Bunting.  The female kept to the bushes but the male finally appeared for a short while so manage a few shots of it.

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Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.

 
 
I also manages a few shots of a male Blackbird and a Wood Pigeon

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Blackbird, Turdus merula

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/640 s. f/7.1 iso400 500 mm.

 
 

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Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5.6 iso800 500 mm.

 
 
On the trip home I did see a few Greylag Geese in the fields, so of course I had to stop and get a few shots.

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Greylag Goose, Anser anser

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso800 700 mm.

 

 

 

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