Sunday, 31 July 2011

Baddesley Clinton.

I have now got a new favourite local patch.It's the NT property at Baddesley Clinton which is only three miles from where I live.

With all my other local patches being very quiet lately it has been pretty good in comparison with Blackcaps,Nuthatches,Goldcrests etc. showing pretty well but the stars for me are at least two Spotted Flycatchers that do their stuff not far from the manor house moat.

There are two problems with this place as a local patch : 1. If you are not a member of the NT it costs a fortune to get in and 2. The place can be extremely busy around the grounds which is not good if you are trying to get shots of a bird.Yesterday I was homing in on a pair of Goldcrests which were showing well in a conifer tree when a couple of children appeared and they were playing that popular game "Who can shout the loudest".The Goldcrests were last seen heading for France.

Here are a few recent Baddesley Clinton shots.


Kevin Groocock said...

Nice local patch, Max! Nice Spot Fly's again. Always forget NT properties unless i'm on holiday!

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Kevin.It's nice when the NT property is close to where you live.