A sunny Moss Valley (Sheffield) today and the fields/woods came to life.


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A sunny Moss Valley (Sheffield) today and the fields/woods came to life.

  • A few I don't know, some new born lambs and I do beleive a bit of a sun tan.

  • Stunning photos Bob it looks like you've had a good day out.

    If you want the birds ID,ing they are


    Male Bullfinch



    and a Pheasant.

  • Nice shots, Bob. And to round off Alan's ID's I reckon the lambs are from Jacob Sheep; very pretty they are too.

  • Thanks Alan. First Bullfinch I've seen but was a bit silhouetted as it was high up. Great day in all. I saw some amazing things with crows and buzzards, fair took my breathe away, like the battle of britain in bird form. There were hundreds of crows and possibly around 4 to 5 buzzards, hard to tell as I was a little dumbstruck by it all.

  • Thanks Tony, yes they are Jacob sheep.

  • These were the crows flocking getting ready and then it all kicked off. The photo was to the right of the action as two buzzards reluctantly fled the scene.

  • There could be more Bullfinches about Bob keep a listen out for their soft call, I usually hear them before I see them.

  • Blimey I bet that was a sight to see.

  • It really was. Saw one of them a 5 minutes later I think, hard to say.

  • A couple more birds from the woods today. Dunnock I think and woodpecker (I know that one although it was a bit obvious). Couldn't get in a decent position for the woodpecker without spooking him (or her)

  • Nice one Bob yep it's a Dunnock.

    Blimey he's not leaving much of that branch...well caught.

  • I do find the woodpeckers incredibly difficult to shoot. Only seen them 3 or 4 times in a year or more but always hear them.

  • lovely set of photos Bob, looking at that G.S. Woodpecker I know where to come when I need some trees taking down !!!    

  • It was amazing Hazel, he went for it big time.... been watching birds for a year or so, really is amazing watching them. Even feel a little arrogant that I know where I can catch them etc. I can hear a buzzard from a mile away and how satisfying is to look over to the noise and see a buzzard.

  • Best thing is for me that I never made an effort to learn their noises but now I know 12 or more and can expect to see the bird I'm hearing. 12 isn't a big thng on this site but it still tickles me to see the bird I'm hearing... last year their calls would have all been a blur!