Sunday, 25 April 2010

New Miller Dam

Took a walk around the dam on Saturday afternoon, it was a gorgeous day so we made the most of it and went up through the woods, which we've not done before. Neither does anyone else it seems as there was hardly anyone about.

There was plenty of birdsong all around, some of which I didn't recognise. We did see Bullfinch, Long Tailed Tits, Great & Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Robins, Wrens and plenty of Crows. Butterflies were out in force too, basking in the sun and flying around our heads, Comma, Peacock, Small White, Red Admiral, Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

On the water we saw Great Crested Grebe, Mallards, Mute Swan, nesting Coots, Moorhens, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, lots of Black Headed Gulls and what looked very much like a couple of Common Terns too.

I made the most of the camera took a ridiculous amount of photos and overused the burst function but we got some lovely head shots of the Geese who were very happy to pose for me.

I think even managed to successfully ID some of the flowers too including these Wood Anemone, of course feel free to let me know if I've got it wrong!

Here are some of the images from the day.


  1. Hello Pam, a lovely set of pics, looks like you've got the hang of the new camera.
    It looks like Wood Anemone to me and the yellow one is Lesser Celandine I think. I especialy like the pics of the Peacock butterfly, the goose and the last one of the Robin. Super dooper! Linda

  2. Hi Pam, It's so nice to be back :)

    Congratulations on the new camera, you are getting great results already!

    The woodland walk sounds and looks like a great place to visit and you have lovely photos throughout. It is so nice to see so many butterflies around again.

  3. Thanks for the comments! I got quite a few really lovely shots of the Goose, too many to post! Finally bought a wild flower guide so I can try and id before I post for a change. It is good to see the butterflies about again, the Peacock has so many lovely colours, inspired my little one to paint a picture of one at nursery :-)