For several weeks I have shown just one species in different poses, but today I share many different species, most of which I photographed when I first started blogging again, after my broken wrists had mended. I walked to the nearest field, where there is an overgrown evergreen Pyrancantha or Firethorn hedge, which provides plenty of cover for small birds, sparrows finches and robins, and they love the red, orange, or yellow berries, however when I took these photos, it was earlier in the year, so there were no berries on the branches but plenty of insects, around, and on the shrub.
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Saturday, 18 September 2021
A Young Kestrel
Every morning a 10 am My daughter in Law takes me to a clinic on the outskirts of town where I have physio therapy for the treatment of sciatica. This is the second month of treatment and I am beginning to feel a great deal better, which means I can sit without feeling too much pain, and do a little gardening, all in moderation of course as I don't want to get worse. Well, one morning as we were making our way to our main gate, I saw a Sparrow Hawk perched on a telegraph cable. I asked Paula to drive slowly, and then stop. Most of the photos I took were all the same, as he didn't move, however eventually I managed to capture some different poses. I think this may be a juvenile because of the colour. Other Sparrow Hawks I have seen usually have darker f eathers.
I have been reliably informed that this young bird is not a male bird, nor a Sparrowhawk,but a young female Kestrel. Many thanks to Richard Pegler and Mike Attward for drawing my attention to this. They know everything about birds, and I am always grateful for their superior knowledge. Thank you so much.
Saturday, 11 September 2021
All the following Blue Tit photos were taken through my bedroom window, some are in sequence, but others were taken on different days, I love this delightful visitor, and have many more to share with you.