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    Default Field trip to Yateley Park

    Monday
    I traveled to my son’s house in Yately Hants for a few days holiday and photography shoot.
    Tuesday
    I went to a favorite spot of mine call Yateley Park where I can spend hours taking photos of birds or just sit and watch the activities going on around the lake
    This is a very large magnificent lake called Horseshoe Lake, so called because it has a horseshoe shaped island.
    A photo below is showing the island.
    The amount of birds there is uncountable. I have captured a Kestrel and a buzzard, Swans ducks Stonechats Canada Geese, Snow, Barnacle and Egyptian Gees. Jays, Robins, Goldfinch, Siskins and many, many more. The Downey Emerald Dragonfly and Banded Demoiselles. To name but a few of the wild life species
    The first photo shows the outlay and information. The second photo is a Snow Goose- (Anser caerulescens.) The third is a flock of Canada Geese forth is a pair of Stonechats. The Fith is a Common Hawker Dragon fly and the 6th is Horseshoe Island in the middle of the lake.
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    Wednesday
    Rolf and I met. I introduced Rolf to Matty another member of the TVB and then Rolf and I went to Yateley Park for a TVB Site Shoot.
    We managed to capture the Stonechat some Cormorants and Wigeons. These are very pretty ducks with slate blue beaks and the male whistles.
    Rolf captured many more but I’ll let him tell you.

    Rolf's CommentsYes, nice day out, but unfortunately suffered with overcast weather, not great for the long lens, but still saw a couple of species which were new to me.

    The Stonechats were the first, closely followed by the Wigeon, heard first, then captured. Love the Cormorant colony, looks almost pre-historic.

    Added some pictures of Chocky, with camera poised for action and being accompanied by her tame Egyptian Goose.

    Photo Legend
    • [1]View of Lake
      [2]Stonechat Female
      [3]Wigeon Colony
      [4]Pair of Female Wigeon
      [5]Cormorant
      [6]Cygnet on Blackwater River
      [7]Chocky
      [8]Chocky forging ahead
      [9]Chocky surveying the lake
      [10]Ready for photos
      [11]Cygnet again
      [12]Last photo - Rules? What Rules?


    The last photo is Chocky showing what a rebel she is.
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    Thursday
    I went to Yateley Park again in the morning whilst my son popped into work.
    After lunch my son took me to the Moor Green Nature Reserve. This is adjacent to Yateley Park and has 4 huge Lakes and is a very large reserve. These are disused Quarries.
    Here I captured a buzzard flying low chasing off a crow. Red shank also bread here.
    Also there are Dear and Foxes during the light hours. At night time there are Pipistrelle Bats feeding along the hedgerows whilst Daubentonís Bat Feeds low over the lakes
    All along the side runs the Black water River which meets up with the White Water River
    It all comes under Black Water Valley
    The Photo shows the Buzzard and the second photo is sunset over Horseshoe Lake
    The 3rd shows Geese flying from Horseshoe lake to the Moor Green reserve lakes
    The 4th photo shows you a large Cormorant colony.
    The 5th shows a pair of Egyption Geese.
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    Well what an excellent report Chcoky with some lovley images, glad that you and rolf had a good time. Shame we live so far away from each other.

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    Yes. It was a very pleasant day even though it was dull and overcast
    I was thinking it would have been super if you had been there along with Louise.
    Still maybe one day

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