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Blashford Lakes

10 Aug

Yesterday. Blashford Lakes. Me. Sexy.

Buzzard oiling the wheels of commerce with its lust fuelled advertising

Buzzard oiling the wheels of commerce with its lust fuelled advertising

Blue tit bringing everything around to himself

Blue tit bringing everything around to himself

The smuggest stock dove I have ever encountered

The smuggest stock dove I have ever encountered

Robin in autumn smudge plummage

Robin in autumn smudge plummage

Kestrel milking the air butter

Kestrel milking the air butter

Greenfinch tailor weaving tiny trousers for a ghost

Greenfinch tailor weaving tiny trousers for a ghost

Coal tit; does not burn as well as its name suggest

Coal tit; does not burn as well as its name suggests

Blashformy

15 Nov

“STOP IT!” Colin screeched at his brother. But Simon couldn’t because the brake wires had been cut. Before either of them could prepare themselves they were thrown into a hedge, covered in their ill-gotten soup. Never again would they cheat in a donkey derby.

Also, today I went to Blashford Lakes and saw these things:

Obscured bullfinch

Obscured bullfinch

Homosexual greenfinches finally allowed to kiss in public without fear of persecution

Homosexual greenfinches finally allowed to kiss in public without fear of persecution

Great tit

Great tit

Great spotted woodpecker

Great spotted woodpecker

Goldcrest

Goldcrest

Gadwall

Gadwall

FUNGUS I WIN

FUNGUS I WIN

Dunnock it until you have tried it ahahahah that is very funny you may laugh

Dunnock it until you have tried it ahahahah that is very funny you may laugh

Coal tit

Coal tit

Blue tit

Blue tit

Treecreeper - the picture is perfectly in focus, it is bird which is at fault

Treecreeper – the picture is perfectly in focus, it is bird which is at fault

Tail of some description - possibly birdular

Tail of some description – possibly birdular

Robin - named after Robin Gibb due to it being all teeth and toenails

Robin – named after Robin Gibb due to it being all teeth and toenails

Quite possibly some sort of bird

Quite possibly some sort of bird

Yew Tree Heath

20 Oct

This morning I gone to Yew Tree Heath in the New Forest. I didn’t seen much birds. There were lots of meadow pipits doing flying so I couldn’t photo them. I also seen a stonechat and I seen a chaffinch and I seen a coal tit.

I didn’t mind not seening many birds though because it was nice there and I seen lots of other stuff.

I seen a web and a fungus.

And I seen a deer and a man leaving his dog’s faeces behind for others to enjoy.

But the best thing I seen was a tree that didn’t have any birds in it but nevertheless was exactly the sort of tree you might seen a bird in so I photoed it for you anyway.

Greylag Geese

21 Sep

I’ll not lie; I’ve been a bit disheartened by birds lately. Most of them don’t let me seen them on account of selfishness. So when I gone up the Blashford Lakes this morning and seen these greylag geese, I decided to cross them off the list even though it is an awful photo.I think that might be a couple of lapwings in the front there and all. But the less said about them the better.

There were lots of old people in the hide there. I told them my really great greylag goose joke:

 Q. What did the greylag goose do when it was on Goose-Mastermind?

 A. Anser anser!

This is very much amusing because the science name for a greylag goose is anser anser which sounds similar to answer answer which is what you do to the questions on Mastermind. However, the old people did not laugh even though I explained it many times.

I should have told them that Goose-Mastermind would be presented by Cygnus Cygnusson because that sounds like Magnus Magnusson who used to present Mastermind when he wasn’t dead and cygnus cygnus is the science name for a whooper swan and swans are similar to goose. But it would have been a waste of my time on account of they were humourless.

Other things I seen were these robin, blue tit, coal tit, sedge warbler, great crested grebe and jay.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

27 Jul

Look, I been up Blashford Lakes most of the day and we’ve got a fair bit to go through, so if it’s okay with you, I’ll just try and chug through it all. I mean, I don’t enjoy this anymore than you do and if we don’t crack on we could be here all night.

Right so I seen this splendidly male lesser spotted woodpecker.

So and I seen these nuthatches.

I seen pheasant and all.

And a coal tit.

And I seen a few blue tits. This decent one.

And also this mutant no head feather mutant blue tit. Like all ugly things it will die in the Autumn.

I seen this great crested grebe with its babies on its back and another great crested grebe was catching fish and feeding the babies. I can’t tell which is the male and which is the female. I reckon the male is the one hunting for fish. That’s what I’d do in his situation.

I seen this female chaffinch.

And I seen these proper chaffinches.

I seen an collared dove.

I seen a female tufted duck and some baby tufted ducks and then the female tufted duck and the baby tufted ducks together.

And a black headed gull with a young black headed gull.

And I seen a load of common terns doing catching a fishes.

And I seen great tit, coot, goldfinch, greenfinch, mute swan and robin which are all unremarkable and that.

Then I seen a few I weren’t sure about like this thing next to a blur.

And these probably-a-blackbirds.

Then I seen a thing in a reed bed what I don’t know at all.

And also I seen a spider which is not a bird.

On the way home I been to Testwood Lakes quick to see what it is like and I seen geese and gulls.

I seen a heron and a crow.

I seen a cormorant.

And I seen a load of sand martins.

I reckon I’ll go there another time again too.

So, yeah.