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Bird watching

I love the birds in my garden but also love a walk around our local RSPB site. For the first time in ages – it wasn’t raining and it was a cold sunny day. Spent a lovely hour in the garden hide at Old Moor.

There were a group of long tailed tits who are lovely but don’t stay still for very long.

The usual suspects were also there!

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I love this Robin one as you can see the wind blowing the branches.

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I saw a magpie out of the corner of my eye – it had what looked like some orange paper in its mouth. Unfortunately when I looked it was actually the head of a bullfinch which did really upset me but I suppose nature has to take its course!

I did deliberate about uploading and I apologise if it offends anyone but it is just such a natural shot.

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7th April RSPB Old Moor

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We are fortunate to live very near an RSPB site and as members can pop along for an hour or so whenever we want. I love the garden hide, lots of branches, rocks and logs for birds to land on. I do sometimes have a problem with the very serious photographers who wish to give advice to all and sundry. I just like to be left on my own to take photos in my own style and whilst your advice is well meant it isn’t always helpful!

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/d/dearne-oldmoor/sightings.aspx

The willow tit photo is featured on the RSPB Old Moor blog

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The calming force of nature!

Sometimes if I’m stressed or have things on my mind I will just sit with a coffee and watch the birds in the garden. We’ve been feeding them for several years now and some are quite tame. I love the colours and textures from the amazing multicoloured pheasants to the stunning brown and cream of the thrushes I am saving for a serious zoom lens but at the moment these will do!

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