Saturday, 10 November 2012

Wolseley Centre and Doxey Marshes

Autumn colours at The Wolseley Centre
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 17mm, 1/250s @ f/5.6)
Today was a beautifully sunny autumn day so Lyn and I went birdwatching to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's Wolseley Centre and their Doxey Marsh reserve near Stafford. There are still magnificent autumn colours on the trees. The photo above shows the vivid orange of a Beech tree and the yellower shades of a Birch (and a few Mallards!)
Speeding male Shoveller at Doxey Marsh
(Canon EOS 60D,Canon EF-S 55-250mm @ 250mm, 1/800s @ f/8.0)
We saw a good selection of birds at Doxey Marsh including Black-headed and Herring Gulls, Lapwings, Mute Swans, Canada and Greylag Geese, Mallard, Teal, Tufted and Shoveller (above) ducks, Coot, Moorhen, Kingfishers, Goosander, Snipe, Blackbirds, Starlings and Crows along with several of the smaller songbirds. A very enjoyable day out.

3 comments:

  1. My, what a lovely photograph. The colors are brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Connie :)

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