Thursday, 4 June 2009

Wallington West Woods

I enjoyed a walk in the West Woods at Wallington Hall this afternoon. All the common woodland species were about but the highlight was a group of six Stock Doves. They were gleaning an area near the visitor hide, filling their crops with the sunflower seeds dropped by the finches, tits and nuthatches visiting the feeders. There was also a fine Robin and a male Great Spotted Woodpecker. The latter was particularly active, moving from tree to tree and calling all the time. A group of noisy Rooks also put in an appearance; not very exciting perhaps but I've not photographed any of the corvids before so the picture below is one for the collection.

Stock Dove (Columba oenas)

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)

Rook (Corvus fruilegus)


holdingmoments said...

Beautiful set of pictures Emma.
The Robins always look so bold and fearless.

Midmarsh John said...

Lovely pictures. Corvids can be so skittish they are difficult to get close to.

JRandSue said...

Lovely Images,your Robin shot is great.