Gone to feed the birds....


The rain had stopped and the wind had died down, so of I went to feed the birds at 
Golden Acer Park.

The bright yellow flowers of  Yellow Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)
were out in the boggy waters.


The gardens are stunning here during the summer.


I had come here to get a photo of a Nuthatch, Woodpecker and a Mandarin duck.



There are tree stumps all over the park to feed the birds, over the years they have got use to so many visitors they will come really close and as you can see from the top photos of the Great tits they are happy to feed out of your had.
Along with the birds there are plenty of Squirrels, as soon as you turn up the wild life literally comes out of the wood work.



 At the far side of the lake there is Adel dam nature reserve
here you can get to see Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding.


The Mandarin ducks had moved of when I went into the hide so did not manage a photo to day.

On the lake I found some odd looking ducks 

The sunlight was hitting this birds feathers making it look almost black and white,
 not sure what it is .


Moorhen and Mallard were sleeping on the rocks at the edge of the water.



Her feathers still look stunning in black and white.



Another yellow flower out was the Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)


Large puddles from all the rain we have had and plenty of Daffodils.

  it's such a big place, you can spend all here. 
Toilets and cafe makes it well worth a visit.

HAPPY HUNTING

AMANDA XXX

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  1. Wow. Lots of fabulous images Amanda and some good experimental artistic shots as well.
    Marvellous to have a Great Tit eating form your hand.

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    1. Thanks Roy, it was so special watching them feed on my hand, could have stayed all day.
      Amanda xx

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  2. Those Great Tit shots are sublime- what a magical experience. Loved all the photos, as per xx

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    1. Thanks CT, I had a very nice morning..
      Amanda xx

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  3. These photos are wonderful! There is a marsh near me where we can hand feed the birds too. Chickadees look similar to the great tit. I love the colours in your birds :) Lovely shots of the lighting through the trees. Looks like a great place to visit. Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy, glad you popped by and left a comment, the light through the trees is one of my favourites too.
      Amanda xx

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  4. Thanks for taking us along on the walk, Amanda. Wow, you really captured the light perfectly! And how fun to have a bird eat out of your hand. One of these days I'm going to try that!

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    1. Thanks PP, glad you like Golden Acer, is a great place to visit what ever the time of year, and I love the fact the birds will come and feed.
      Amanda xx

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  5. So many lovely things to see on your walk.

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    1. Thanks Greethumb, you can find some thing new every time you go..
      Amanda xx

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  6. What a lovely way to spend your time! You were rewarded by being able to feed the birds from your hand and you took some wonderful photos.

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    1. Thanks Linda, there's nothing better than getting this close to nature.
      Amanda xx

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  7. Lovely photographs Amanda, Having the Great Tits feeding from your hand must have been wonderful indeed.

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    1. Thanks John, it was a little wearied at first having the birds hold on to your hand, lovely experience.
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lovely photos Amanda - you do visit some great places :) Wonderful to see the Great Tit feeding from your hand - magical experience :) Have a lovely Easter.

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    1. Thanks RR, I am blessed with some nice places to go to round here, making the most of what's on my door step.
      You too have a lovely Easter.
      Amanda xx

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  9. I'm going to try handfeeding my garden robin, if I can...very inquisitive bird already

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    1. Thanks Simon, with a little time and patience, Robins are quite good at coming close, trouble is it's getting to that time when they move back out of the gardens. Have not seen mine for a few days now.
      Amanda xx

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  10. Wow, envious of the great tit eating out of your hand! Lovely set of arty photos and glad you saw some interesting species of birds, and flowers. Looks a lovely place to visit. xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I love big parks like this, even though we live near Leeds there are still plenty of places to find nature, accessible to everyone to enjoy.
      Amanda xx

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  11. How amazing to literally have the birds eating out of your hand! Happy Easter! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, it was amazing, I should go back more often..lots more to explore. Happy Easter to you as well.
      Amanda xx

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  12. That feeling when a bird alights on your seed filled hand ... priceless isn't it.

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  13. Thank Annie, you are so right Annie, I felt very privlaged, it's hard to explain how special it is...
    Amanda xx

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  14. What a lovely place to visit and fantastic to have a great tit eating out of your hand. Happy Easter.xx

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    1. Thanks Deb, had a wonderful morning with the birds... Hope you are enjoying the sunshine...
      Amanda xx

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