....I got my camera back today! (it was on Friday actually but it didn't scan as well!)
So, needing to test that it was working okay, I had two options...option 1. to go out into the arctic conditions that seem to be passing as Springtime at the moment or option 2. stay indoors in the warm and take pictures through the window of the birds visiting the garden.
Which option to choose was a no brainer really... so it was on with the thermals and the woolly hat and....ooops!!.. sorry, I got carried away there, what I meant to say was ...on with the kettle, crank up the central heating, make the tea and then sit back and enjoy the birds as they came down to feed in the garden!
After heavy snow on Friday evening/Saturday morning it snowed lightly, but continuously, for most of the weekend and the light was dull and grey meaning that high ISO's were required so not great images but at least I know that the camera is working okay once again.
This young Woodpigeon was clearly on a steep learning curve as only a couple of days earlier it had crashed, not once but twice into my patio doors, thankfully with no apparent ill effects, and here it's sitting atop the bird table wondering what on earth all this white stuff is!
|female House Sparrow|
There are two Robins visiting the garden at the moment. I assume that they're a bonded pair as they tolerate each other and are feeding close together. A few days ago I saw, briefly, one of them clearly displaying to the other.
This female Blackbird, who I think is building a nest in a tall shrub at the end of the garden and 'sees off' any other Blackbird that comes into range, struck this weird rigid, contorted stance and held it for quite a few seconds. I don't know for what reason, maybe a threat or display?
I can't wait for the next couple of months to pass when we can move into Spring and experience some decent light during those warm sunny days with the wild flowers starting to show their beautiful colours and the butterflies taking to the wing and the build up to a long hot Summer....aahhh!....Oh!.. bugger!.... I forgot, it IS Spring already!!
Take care and stay warm!