Sunday, 10 January 2016

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning!

How lovely to see the sunshine and be out walking in the fresh (albeit cold) air!

My walk today was firstly at Brake Mill Pool to feed the Wildfowl, Goosander x4 and the usual suspects were on and around the water, Gulls were there in great numbers....and hungry! A pair of Buzzards circling overhead against a clear blue sky were a joy to watch. Long-tailed Tits, Blue and Great Tits, Robin, Bullfinch, Blackbird and  Song Thrush were the remaining species seen here.

After a stop off for a coffee at a local Garden Centre and a few purchases it was off to Brake lane to see what was about! It had been a long while since my last walk in this area. Fieldfares, Starlings, Goldfinches, Blue and great Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Robin, Treecreeper, Buzzard and it was a delight to watch a Kestrel as she perched and preened. No Yellowhammers today, maybe next time.

It seems an age since we had such bright sunshine and a clear blue sky!

This should have been a photo of a Long-tailed Tit, still the buds do look nice and fresh.




  1. photographing long tailed tits is like shaving your eyeballs!