This Little Egret was taking advantage of the fish stranded by the recent flooding of the River Wharfe near Wetherby. A few years back these birds would have attracted a small crowd of ‘twitchers’, but they seem to be quite well established in the UK now.
Making the best of a poor image technically, I couldn’t make my mind up whether I prefered colour or black and white so I made both. IS0 1600 is well over the top of my usual threshold for taking photos with my Canon 80D – but better that than no image! There is an argument for not bothering….. but it’s all part of the learning process – and I liked the sort of regal nature of these Goosanders.
Thick cloud here today. A couple of strangers visited our garden feeders today – a Blackcap and two female Chaffinches. Blackcaps tend to be summer migrants but during most winters we get to see a least one pass through. And Chaffinches, although by no means uncommon in the UK, rarely if ever visit our garden nowadays – must be several months since the last.
I couldn’t come up with some snow but these Robins always look a bit festive.
If you drink have a nip of something to warm you through, if not, take some extra time to make yourself a satisfying beverage just how you like it. And look after yourselves – remember, without you there’s no us.
I’ve not posted for a fair time, life has a habit of getting in the way – so I thought I’d post a picture of a Blue Tit to kick things off again. Of course, WordPress have redesigned the editing software interface since I was last here – still, like life, technology is there to be overcome!