A young Starling eating some suet, and making a mess 🙂 I put some suet in a hole in this trunk for the blue Tits, but the Starlings are the ones who get there first.
It has taken a while, but At last a Swallow stayed still long enough for me to photograph it! This one had a nest in the building it is resting on, so I had an idea that if I stayed still long enough and took enough photos I would get one that I liked (i.e. almost in focus). I was lucky, I got two photos I liked! 🙂
Went for a walk this weekend and turned around and saw this kestrel hovering just behind us.
With then garden quite quiet at the moment, all of the chicks have gone off on their own, and the older birds have retired to the local woodland where it is cooler, here is a photo from a couple of weeks ago of a young Goldfinch.
Very quiet in the garden at the moment. Too hot during the day for the birds and they seem to have stopped visiting in large amounts since I ran out of food for them for a couple of days. 🙂
Back to bird photos again today.
At last, the airshow season is getting closer. Must brush up on my aviation photography again.
A fine looking Collard Dove. We have 4 or 5 of them in our garden, clearing up the ground of dropped seed with the help of the Wood Pidgeons.
A lovely Strawberry Moon last night.
I have put out a new bird bath. These Starlings are making the most of it 🙂 !
Lots of bird activity in the garden today, yesterday was very wet and windy, so the birds are very hungry.
Lots of young birds in the garden at the moment. This poor Blue Tit has four young to feed and is looking worn out!
Just to show that it is not only birds we get in our garden, here is a portrait of one of the frogs in the pond 🙂
This was one of the lovely Otters seen during our visit to the Chestnut Wildlife Park in Derbyshire last week. It was great to just stand there and watch them play.