I spotted this blackbird on my Christmas Eve walk the other day. He was keeping a close eye on my from his vantage point in the hedge, and I managed to get a shot before he flitted away 🙂
At the weekend I spotted this sparrow in a slightly incongruous location on this electricity pole. I was peering at it and it peered right back, stretching up to see me over the top of the barbed wire!
We often hear Pheasants when we’re out walking – they have a pretty distinctive sound. But the only times I usually see them are when they are on the roadside and I’m driving somewhere. However, at RSPB Ynyshir the other day there were about 6 or 7 young Pheasants hanging around the bird feeders! At…… Continue reading Less Elusive Pheasants
There was some kerfuffle going on in the garden this evening … there were baby Great Tits in various trees and bushes being visited by their parents. There was a lot of squeaking and squawking from the babies and this helped me to spot them! I found a good view point to watch this one…… Continue reading Freshly Fledged
This Red Kite appeared to want to have its photo taken on Sunday. I was just back from a walk, standing in the garden looking at the Willow catkins when I heard it calling. I looked up to see, and it came swooping over me, did three circles over my head, and flew away with…… Continue reading Helpful Kite
A bit of a change from all the flowers today – I was out for a walk on Saturday looking for signs of spring, and this Red Kite came flying overhead. I’m very lucky to live in an area where these birds are actually pretty commonplace, but I don’t often get a decent shot as…… Continue reading Red Kite
Sorry for the lack of photos lately. Haven’t had much chance to get out – lack of time, and not very nice weather. Anyway, I’m now spending a few days at my Parents’ house before heading back home for Christmas with Bruce. I had a little potter round the garden here and spotted this lovely…… Continue reading Robin Serenade
I think he approves…
Mr Robin was hopping about the garden again yesterday, and I managed to grab a shot, which came out surprisingly well considering I had my camera set up for macro! I can’t resist a robin!
Sorry about the patchy posting. I would love to get back into a regular rhythm but the weather, the drugs and the pain are all against me! When I have time to take photos or sort out a post, I’ve been mostly in a heap sleeping because codeine sucks the life out of me! The…… Continue reading Robin