Lovely to see a pair of lesser redpolls on our garden feeders. I'd heard they were around but we are very rural and no one else feeds the birds within quite a radius. Apparently they may well increase their population now that more people are using niger seed. ...just waiting for siskins now!
Sunday, 29 January 2017
A cold start to a cracking day. Left home and it was 2 degrees above zero ...and got there and it was minus 2! But the sun made some atmospheric appearances and the birds were stunning.
|Mallard; chaffinch with sparrows;snipe;yellow hammer; tufted duck; shoveller and wigeon....with reflected whooper swan.|
|Whooper swans; barnacle geese, mute swan and Canada geese.|
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
A real spectacle at Watchtree nature reserve tonight - hundreds of starlings twisting and turning, merging and swirling in their murmuration. I arrived at 4 and left at 5:15 ....a lovely sunset but unfortunately the sun went behind cloud before it would have dipped below the horizon. Lovely clatterings and squeakings as I walked back past the roosting starlings on the way back to the car.
|Piling in to roost.|
Monday, 23 January 2017
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017
Well I finally decided I was unlikely to get around to making a plate, so I bought a reduced price on and then spent the morning using foam patterns and leaves to produce a range of prints. I was asked by a friend - how did you do that one?....No idea! Just keep taking prints and ghost prints - great fun on a dismal day. The photos aren't good as the light is so poor today.