When the snows arrived a couple of weeks ago my garden immediately became host to all the species of garden birds that normally feed there and which had been absent for the whole of this winter. So I couldn’t resist taking some photographs, a few of which appeared a couple of posts ago, and the rest are here…
A hen blackbird was one of several trying to prise worms from the icy ground
A female great tit taking peanuts from the seed tray
Cock chaffinch eyeing up the seed scattered on the ground under the frosty buddleia
One of my resident robins perched on the seed tray after a feast
A blue tit waiting in the buddleia bush for a chance to get on the feeders
The sun came out early which made photography considerably easier, but it was tricky to ge the exposure right when a bird was stood on snow reflecting sunlight:
A dunnock pecking seed from the grass. They have gorgeous colours when illuminated by the sun
This starling was distracted by me and stared straight at the camera
And finally a goldfinch perched in the buddleia before the sun broke through the clouds hence the high ISO and grainy look.
A dearth of information in this post but I hope you like the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Posted in Birds, Garden birds, Ornithology, Songbirds, UK wildlife
Tagged blackbird, blue tit, Carduelis carduelis, chaffinch, Cyanistes caerulius, dunnock, Erithacus rubecula, Fringilla coelebs, garden birds, goldfinch, great tit, Parus major, Prunella modularis, robin, songbirds, starling.Sternus vulgaris, Turdus merula