Curious Sparrow

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!


Robin Serenade

edit-7622Sorry 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 robin. He was singing his heart out and it seemed like it was specially for me 🙂


Mr Robin observing the creation of a pond


I think he approves…


Robin Again

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 last few days I’ve emerged from the fog as I’m just taking ibuprofen and putting up with the pain for the sake of being a bit more with it! Quite helpful.

So anyway – you’re here for photos!

Yesterday afternoon I had a little potter around the garden to see what I could see and this lovely little Robin was sitting on my washing line looking at me. He’s often hanging around looking like he’d like a chat, but this time I had the camera ready and got these shots of him. He’s lovely.




Persistent Pigeons

The other day when I was taking photos of squirrels, we were getting a bit frustrated with the pigeons who kept trying to steal the nuts. Some of them were very cheeky and tried to sneak nuts right out of our hands. This one in particular was very persistent so I took some photos of him. He was so close to me that I had no option other than to get these close-up shots!




Serene Duck

I’m in Bournemouth at the moment, visiting my sister. The other day we went for walk to a local pond which has lots of ducks, and as it turned out a lot of gulls too. Anyway, I took a lot of photos, as usual, and this one stands out to me. This duck was fearless and was hanging around our feet on the side of the pond, hoping we had some food. I was able to get down to eye level and get this shot of her looking at me calmly. I like how clear and focused her eye is – I had several other similar shots and her eye was fuzzy when you looked in close, but this was by far the best 🙂 [You can click on her to see a bigger version]