I’ve recently resumed my pastime of birdwatching, after an absence of several years. A new pair of binoculars and a freshly dusted spotting scope have already been put to good use as I brush up on my recognition skills. I’ve given myself a couple of years to get into the flow again before I get into the twitching side of things.
A dull ol’ day, but happened to spy this Redwing on my Mountain Ash tree. If I go for my camera birds have usually flown by the time I get back to the window but this time I managed to a get a couple of shots off.
Seems a bit late in the day to wish everyone a Happy New Year, but I do so, nonetheless. I’ve not done quite so much photography over the last few weeks, so I was pleased to be able to get this little pest this afternoon. Only a youngster, he/she was investigating the various wind blown fruits, nuts and seeds from nearby trees.
Bass Rock, off the coast near North Berwick in Scotland. From my research, I learn that it may provide nesting sites for somewhere in the region of 10% of the world’s Northern Gannets. I felt the colour of the little flag of the pole marking the golf hole helped link both halves of the composition.