New discoveries

by Helen Hooker February. 16, 2012 5580 views

With Kevin now working full time I??ve been home alone for this week??s half term holiday and I??ve enjoyed finding things to do to make sure I don??t just stay home and work. After spending this morning wrestling with our distinctly dodgy internet connection I decided to pop along to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Arundel once again this afternoon for a short stroll among the birds. Although the centre is best known for its water birds they have a couple of secluded areas with lots of feeding stations for smaller birds and I always seem to spend more time photographing these than anything else when I visit. I spent quite a while in the hide near the feeders this afternoon and was thrilled to encounter a Treecreeper and a couple of Long Tailed Tits for the first time. While some of these shots wouldn??t stand up too well if enlarged greatly (mainly because I was having to shoot at very high ISO settings thanks to the fading light) but I was so pleased to catch some new faces on camera that I just had to share them here.

With those enormous claws this little Treecreeper is certainly equipped for the job of climbing trees!




I couldn't resist this rather scruffy looking Blue Tit, especially as he was standing on one leg!

Great Tit
“Are you looking at me?!”

I can't help feeling that Long Tailed Tits are rather unbalanced - is that long tail really enough to counterbalance that chubby little body?!

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Dunja 8 years ago

Lovely little birds and fantastic set!

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years ago

Helen, these are all such cute little birds you captured here so good!

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Moira 8 years ago

great set

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Patricia Gonzales 8 years ago

They are so clear and what gorgeous finds!

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Jack Castelo Branco 8 years ago


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Josy 8 years ago

One very beautiful set Helen and I'm impressed by the claws of Treecriper !!!

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Ann Garratty 8 years ago

It is like looking at a promotional brochure from the RSPB... what fantastic shots! I love the tree creeper, it looks like he's wearing stilettos...

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Tom 8 years ago

Cool captures well done

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Marsha 8 years ago

Those birds are fantastic little models....they pose so beautifully! Luckily, too, there you are with camera ready....excellent captures, Helen!

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 8 years ago

great set!! the claws on that first little one are crazy!!

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Anna-Marya Tompa 8 years ago

very beautiful work

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Larry Nelson 8 years ago

Beautifully captured!

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Sara G 8 years ago

And what beautiful faces! Fantastic clear like they are right here in front of me..very lovely birds:-)

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