Thursday 22nd january 2015
This morning dawned bright and sunny, albeit cold, and as Jez decided to stay in bed I took Max to Upton Country Park. The tide was really high this morning – about as high as it gets.
As we crossed the boardwalk I took this photo of the sun through the reed beds.
There were quite a lot of teal out on the water today, too.
And the Little Egrets were back in the fields.
Once again I failed to see the Redwing and Fieldfares that I was assured were around.
Back home in the afternoon and I was catching up on my cleaning, as the new part I needed for my vacuum cleaner had arrived. I had realised a few days ago, though, that in the afternoon the sun is getting round onto my bird feeders, so at one point I took a break from the cleaning and tried out an idea I’d had: of standing just inside the garage door and using it as a sort of hide. It worked really well, as you can see.
Here is a blue tit.
And a couple of house sparrows on the feeders over by the fence (I took this one for my Dad as he hasn’t seen a sparrow for a while).
And my favourite, the Long-tailed tit.
There are a few more photos of them on my Flickr stream if you want to hop across there. Otherwise I’ll leave you with one last photo: of a blue tit and long-tailed tit on the feeder.
A year ago today
Max and I were at Upton Country Park, where I spotted a Sparrowhawk in a tree.