A pictorial diary of my walks around the parks and wild areas of Leicestershire, and occasionally farther afield.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Swithland and Watermead - 24 June 2013

There wasn't much about at Swithand woods, where do all the birds go when the young have fledged?

The juvenile Blackbird below seems to be collecting for a late brood unusual for a juvenile, not sure about the white feather over its eye though.

1/80 @ f6.3, iso 400, 400mm
Robins, of course, are always around and ready for a free feed.

1/500 @ f6.3, iso 400, 380mm
We moved on to Watermead South and caught this Mallard flying by the car park.

1/800 @ f6.3, iso 400, 105mm
1/1000 @ f6.3, iso 400, 105mm
I thought this female was going to fly as well but she was just stretching her wings.

1/1000 @ f6.3, iso 400, 105mm
The male wasn't too happy when she was at full stretch though.

All taken on a 
Canon EOS7d with an EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

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