Wildlife Wish List :)

Mallards.
Mallards.

Another year and another Wildlife Wish List that I would love to capture on camera. I only started taking my camera out with me on walks a couple of years ago. Since then I have been lucky enough to see all sorts of wildlife……but I’m not always quick enough to get a decent picture. There are certain animals and birds especially, who always manage to evade my unfortunate photographic skills. 🙂

Foxglove.
Foxglove.

My camera is pretty good , it is only a Panasonic Lumix with a 12x Optical zoom which I have had for nearly four years. Maybe its time for an upgrade. I like the fact that it is a small camera but maybe I should go with something with a better zoom. I’m rubbish with all the technical terms !

Green Woodpecker in Silverdale. Wish I could have captured his gorgeous colourful plumage.
Green Woodpecker in Silverdale. Wish I could have captured his gorgeous colourful plumage.

Anyway here are a few animals and birds who live locally but who scarper quickly when they see me coming!

Jay, Tawny Owl, Pied Wagtail, curlew, Fox, Roe deer, Hare, Lapwing, Sand Martins, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Tree Creeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Starling, swallow, Jackdaw, Redwing, Badger, Kingfisher, Hedgehog,

I would be happy if I manage to get photo’s of at least three of the species on my list this year. 🙂

Bluetit enjoying lunch.
Bluetit enjoying lunch.
I did manage to get a few shots of Herons last year. Hurrah!
I did manage to get a few shots of Herons last year. Hurrah!
Peacock Butterflies in the park last summer.
Peacock Butterflies in the park last summer.
Tufted Ducks at RSPB Leighton Moss
Tufted Ducks at RSPB Leighton Moss
My fave all time birdy pic. A camera shy Red legged Partridge hotfooting it away from  the paparazzi. ;)
My fave all time birdy pic. A camera shy Red legged Partridge hotfooting it away from the paparazzi. 😉

So if you see someone hiding in the hedgerows it may just be me ( Nerdy bird) hoping for that shot of an elusive Bullfinch. Lol. ;0)

8 thoughts on “Wildlife Wish List :)”

  1. Love the heron.
    Would you recommend Silverdale? With not driving last year I was looking for somewhere to go via train for a walk/day out, where I could continue straight from a station. I considered Silverdale and Grange Over Sands, but not being familiar with the places I stuck to Windermere and went to Castlerigg.

    1. Silverdale is quiet with beautiful countryside. not many shops.there are two pubs~~ one called Woodys is run by the locals in an old house with really cheap real ales. Dont know how we found it…its a bit hidden away.There are lots of walks round there and Leighton Moss RSPB nature reserve. Grange is a sedate seaside resort. Hope that helps. Arnside is nice too.

  2. Lovely pictures! The one of the ducks at the top is fab 🙂
    I love photographing the ducks we have on our lake at work; they’re ever so tame, I’ve seen some of the students hand feeding them and there’s even a spoof Twitter account for the top duck here at work (@BathUniDuck) 🙂 x

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