Just now and five minutes ago. Woodpecker above me, hundred redwings in the trees in the photo, and some unidentified finches. Might just say hello to the owl then work
Long tailed tits above me. And a tree. Not any old tree. One of Wigans finest. With a misty background.
One handed while riding my bike to work.
The sunrise was nice, not the photos...
29 mins more daylight than the shortest day. We’re on our way!
We've had a couple of bullfinch as frequent visitors during breeding season in last few years. Yesterday I saw 4 males together in top of our willow with the female close by. Would they be last years youngsters?
Good chance, but they do ‘flock up’ during winter anyway. Love the call of a bullfinch. I usually hear them then see that white rump.
That's beautiful, thanks!
PS any advice on where I should look to see a fieldfare? Lots of redwing around here (Derbyshire) but not seen fieldfare.
Fieldfare: similar to redwing, hedgerows with berries in arable fields. Check those Mistle thrushes as well.
I SHOULD have left the warm embrace of the duvet succubus this morning and got after it early. Instead, I made the alternative choice of allowing myself to be seduced by the snooze button. My self loathing knows no bounds.
I am a weak failure and my comeuppance is viewing these wonderful images. The Bullrushes are a favourite.
Sunset was also spectacular today. One of the best I have seen for several years.