There’s been plenty of spring-time variety at the bird-feeding today!

The long-tailed bushtits have become regulars…


…along with the blackbirds and the great tits…


…but the siskins (left…) were new customers today!


The tree sparrows and the woodpeckers are returning customers as well…


… as are the bluetits and the coal tits…


… and… oh! Oops…


Well, there’s plenty for everyone! 🙂


Winter ambivalence

It’s cold and it’s dark, but there are also brilliant days, and even when overcast or snowing there is a particular light to the short days…



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There’s always beauty, even at the darkest of times… 🙂

Fototriss 209 – Togetherness

This week offers an extended Fototriss challenge on the theme of togetherness, community, companionship… Outside my kitchen window I have a community of Eurasian tree sparrows, about 50 birds in all, hogging the feeding troughs as best they can, often moving en masse as if the flock is an individual in its own right…

Fascinating – and often amusing – to watch!




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