When I have had the odd hour to kill over the last few weeks I have been parking the car up next to the feeders in the WWT Llanelli car park and waiting to see what turns up. The variety has been great and when the sun has shone I have been in the perfect position to capture many of the species on offer. My favourites by far have been the Long Tailed Tits, not just because they are fantastic little birds but also because these are the first photos I have ever managed to get of the species.

24025 - Long Tailed Tit, WWT Llanelli
24024 - Long Tailed Tit, WWT Llanelli

Next up are the Chaffinches that always bring a bit of colour to proceedings and are by far the most numerous of the birds present.

24026 - Chaffinch, WWT Llanelli
24014 - Chaffinch, WWT Llanelli

Three Collared Doves are regular visitors although they tend not to stick around for very long as they are easily spooked.

24023 - Collared Dove, WWT Llanelli

There was also the odd surprise in the shape of a male Bullfinch and a very nice Reed Bunting, another photography first for me.

24015 - Bullfinch, WWT Llanelli
24019 - Reed Bunting, WWT Llanelli

I have loads of photos from the time I have spent there so far, and will no doubt include a few more in a future post.


Sondra · March 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Such Colorful birds–great photos!!!

Unknown · March 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Great close ups of some great birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder · March 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Nice post with beautiful photos. Love the Long-tailed Tit and the Bullfinch!

FAB · March 23, 2011 at 12:24 am

I share your love of the Long-tails Adam but have not been so fortunate this year with any close, clear pics. We are still getting the occasional visit at the garden feeder but they never stop long enough to grab the camera!
Sweet shots of the Bullfinch and Reed Bunting.

mick · March 23, 2011 at 4:07 am

All great photos but the Long Tailed Tits are very cute.

Fotokarusellen · March 23, 2011 at 7:06 am

A very beautiful set of images. Well done. Looked closer at your blog and looking forward to follow it.
Have a nice day.

holdingmoments · March 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Lovely set Adam, especially the Bullfinch.
And the LTT are just magic.

theconstantwalker · March 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Great images Adam. I love LLT's and your captures are so sharp. The Bullfinch is a beauty I only saw my first this year last Friday.

Adam Tilt · March 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Sondra, Gary, Hilke, Mick – glad you like the photos.

Frank – They certainly are very mobile birds. I've tried on numerous occasions to photograph them around the garden but they never sit still long enough.

Fotokarusellen – Welcome on board. Glad to have you as a follower.

Keith – Thanks very much.

Andrew – Thanks. I think that was only something like my second Bullfinch this year. They all seemed to go into hiding over the winter.

Springman · March 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

What an amazing light you captured Adam. I particularly like the cap on the Chaffinch. I don't recall ever seeing anything like it!

Anonymous · March 24, 2011 at 3:37 am

Great collection of excellent photos!

Larry · March 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Beautiful shots of all the birds Adam. I especially like the Long Tailed Tits and the Chaffinch. It's always nice to get a spot of sun isn't it?

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