Starlings have a habit of sifting the seed by putting their closed beak into the seed and then opening their beak with a snap to move the seed around.
Today’s visitor to the garden was a Wood Mouse cleaning up the bird feeding area during a lull in the birds feeding. It disappeared very quickly when the birds came back 🙂
Not your usual pristine Pansy that you usually see in photos, but a real one from a real garden, slightly battered but showing it’s face to some beautiful sunshine
Another great sign of Spring, the bloosom on the Blackthorne trees. Looking forward to the Sloes later in the year.
A lovely House Sparrow wondering where all the seed has gone.
We had a great afternoon wandering around the Watt Tyler Park at Pitsea this afternoon. It was a bit windy and quit grey, but still worth the time going there.
The last of the photos from last week’s trip to Rainham Marshes. A very handsome Magpie. It was in the grass searching for nesting materials.
Another photo from our morning at the RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes. This Mute Swan was swimming along the edge of the river with it’s mate (out of shot) and then this duck joined the flotilla.
Another photo from the walk at the RSPB Rainham Marshes. The two geese took off towards us.
Bumble Bee on the Pussy Willow. I thought as I posted an ‘ugly’ photo earlier, I would post a photo that is showing that Spring is coming. Had a lovely walk around the RSPB Rainham Marshes today and this is one of the photos I took.
This old Wood Pigeon has been coming into our garden to feed for the last couple of days. He has a good feed and then a long rest before flying off.
Lovely crocus in yesterday’s sunshine. The weather was warm, so I went out to capture a feeling of Spring.
A handsome Wood Pigeon strutting around the garden.
This photo was produced using Lightroom CC. I have not used Lightroom for several months as I have been using Capture One Pro. However, Lightroom has more outside support from photographers, so I have gone back to Lightroom brining the ‘look’ of Capture One with me.
I love this photo. The Goldfinch had just been thrown off the feeder by another Goldfinch. He did not look very happy 🙂
Another photo from yesterday’s shoot. A flyby takeaway! This particular Chaffinch rarely lands to take food from the feeder.
I did not expect to get any photos today, it is very dull and grey out there. I a selection of photos of a Chaffinch feeding on the feeder. The photo had to have a very high ISO because of the weather and photographing through our dining room window, so the definition is not great, but I still like the photo
This photo is from a couple of weeks ago when we were at Broomfield. He was quite friendly and came quite close.