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!
I love this Robin one as you can see the wind blowing the branches.
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.
Nature continues to be my safety net. Had a very traumatic morning at the hospital and mum is not good at all. Went for a quick walk this afternoon to check on the progress of our cygnets x
Monday was busy! Assembly at the Dearne, year 8 History lesson, Visit mum, pick up Tommy and then coffee with Maria and Cath
Tuesday was a morning with Tommy and Rosa followed by work at The Hepworth in Wakefield with the CLN Wednesday was working at home but it did give me chance to snap our garden visitors nesting in their new home!
Random couple of days – Tony’s birthday, a Tommy day and a visit to RSPB Old Moor for an hour – been trying to do my accounts but would rather be taking photos
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!
The willow tit photo is featured on the RSPB Old Moor blog
We have a pair of blackbirds building a nest in the clematis in the corner of our garden. It is amazing to watch them. The male keeps guard and the female flies in and out with resources!
These aren’t the best of images – poor light and I need to buy a decent zoom lens but I’ve enjoyed watching them so much
Having spent most of this week editing images from Kakuma – I needed some fresh air yesterday and so went for a walk. We live very close to an RSPB site (Old Moor) so we wandered around for a while. The tree sparrows were lovely.
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!