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2021

  1. Confrontation

    Confrontation

    Back to last autumn to find this picture. The pose of these two House Sparrow brings to mind the two boxers who will beat the living daylights out of each other tonight! Needless to say I won't be watching! TTTW Saturday Fun
  2. Happy Easter

    Happy Easter

    I couldn't find anything remotely funny in my current folders, so present a species that always brings me joy and I hope it does you too. The European Robin is my choice for today. He was in the trees at Craighall just before Christmas. Happy Easter to all my friends.
  3. Hogmanay Present

    Hogmanay Present

    At long, long last... the last day of 2021 and the Nuthatch finally decided to show itself for me (although he doesn't appear to be that pleased with being caught on camera. I knew there was one around but had never been able to see it. Then I heard it was visiting the new feeding station at...
  4. No room left

    No room left

    .... to start showing some of my winter images and will start with these Long-tailed Tits crowding onto the feeder at Craighall. Saturday Fun
  5. Then the snow came

    Then the snow came

    Not unknown, but a bit earlier than we would normally expect to see snow. It sure was a cold snap, especially for November.
  6. My lovely LBJ

    My lovely LBJ

    I don't seem to see the Dunnocks through the summer months, but they're much more noticeable during the winter.
  7. A golden visitor

    A golden visitor

    I hardly ever see these beauties, but the inclement November weather brought this one in for a look round the feeders. Needless to say I was delighted to see him. TTTW
  8. Haughty

    Haughty

    He does seem to have his nose in the air, don't you think LOL My garden Robin TTTW
  9. Black Sparrowhawk

    Black Sparrowhawk

    Subadult ruffling its feathers.
  10. Face Off

    Face Off

    Two male House Sparrows trying to claim ownership of the feeder. TTTW
  11. Goldie is helping me to wish all my Birdforum friends a very Happy Christmas

    Goldie is helping me to wish all my Birdforum friends a very Happy Christmas

    I don't see these delightful finches very often but here's one making a brief Christmas visit.
  12. Autumn dip

    Autumn dip

    I tried to have my usual walk along the river to take the annual view of the autumn leaves. However, due to back and leg issues, I didn't get any further than that so just waited to see if a Dipper would appear. I'd not seen one at this spot for ages. But there he was, in his favourite area. It...
  13. Rattler

    Rattler

    I'd been hearing Mistle Thrushes around but this was the first time I'd actually found one... up in my neighbour's tree. So a first of the season for me. Plenty of berries for them round about too, so I guess they'll hang on for a bit. TTTW
  14. Winter Visitor

    Winter Visitor

    I see even less of Lesser Black-backed Gulls than Herring Gulls they're just occasional visitors, particularly through the winten months. This was the first one I managed to photograph on a more distant neighbour's roof. TTTW Ooops... thanks for pointing out my error. It is, indeed a Lesser...
  15. Branching out

    Branching out

    A wee Robin sitting at the top of a Beech. I guess this should have been part of the hedge at one time, but it's slightly separated from it now. A lot of birds seem to like sitting there.
  16. Sunset Strip

    Sunset Strip

    After a rather d wet day, the evening finished with this. It was very nearly dark too.
  17. Stripey (SF)

    Stripey (SF)

    I'm presuming these are wasps, as I'm really not that great at telling the difference between them and hoverflies. Looking out at the neighbour's lean-to shed which I use as a bird table, I spotted things flying around so went and grabbed my camera. I did get some rather blurry images of them...
  18. Snuggled in

    Snuggled in

    Sometimes I can get that feeder to hang vertically, but seems this time I didn't quite get there. Don't think she minds too much though.
  19. Riparian Autumn 2021

    Riparian Autumn 2021

    One or two of you may recall that I take a picture of the trees along the riverside in the town here. I thought it would be interesting to compare any changes over the years. There's links to all the images below. Usually it's around the 24 October, but due to weather and other issues, it wasn't...
  20. What did you say!

    What did you say!

    I try to make the most of the Collared Doves when they're around, as they just disappear for months at a time. Loved the look on this one's face - looks like someone being told off for something he's always done LOL
  21. Shorelark at Holkham

    Shorelark at Holkham

    One of the 4 or 5 Shorelarks at Holkham. A bit distant for anything other than a record shot and not great light but nice to get something.
  22. My occasional visitor

    My occasional visitor

    My occasional visitor seems to be coming a bit more regularly now; though still not around every day. Trust him to pick a dull wet day though!
  23. A bad hair day

    A bad hair day

    Not helped by the wet weather. However this style went on for weeks. I'm not sure if it's an odd moult or if he'd been in a battle with something. Thought this would do for my Saturday Fun entry this week. TTTW
  24. Wise

    Wise

    What a surprise I had one morning. I heard a fluttering noise being my sofa and found this young Whitethroat beside my sage plant, trying to exit through the glass. It really was a surprise, as I've never seen or heard a Whitethroat in the garden before this. So not only a House Tick, but a...
  25. Perched woody

    Perched woody

    This pigeon seems to have taken possession of the new pole feeder. TTTW
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