Hello again! I took some time off blogging for a while as I didn't feel too well, my knee was really painful. So much so, that I could not concentrate to make a post or visit anyone..There were days when I felt confused and unable to function normally, Except for taking photos I just wanted to get into bed and rest.
Last week we had severe storms and the relentless rainfall and grim dark days made photography impossible,however this week was a lot better, with some rain, but it was mostly sunny. I have chosen some photos that were taken in sequence, whilst others are birds I was able to capture either in trees or on my balcony Last week I had ten Greenfinch on my balcony, and another visit from a squirrel. The little Firecrest keeps coming but I only managed to capture two decent images as it doesn't stay on the balcony long enough.for me to focus. The little wooden box where the Firecrest used to feed from has been taken over by a colony of small black ants so none of the birds like to feed from it, as the ants crawl up their legs and get into their feathers, but I have noticed that the Firecrest will feed from the ground so I sprinkle some cake crumbs in a corner of the balcony and it isn't long before the shy Firecrest appears, hiding in the shadows.
I have taken numerous Greenfinch photos, and some other bird images that I hope you will enjoy, Will is amongst them, as he waits for me to fill the feeders every morning and appears shortly after. I have also included rather a lot of images of him and Wilma. :=) One day as I was looking out of the window a Treecreeper appeared on the tree trunk where I see the Greenfinch perching in the branches, but although I took photos they were all blurred. It's almost the same colour as the tree, camouflaging he Treecreeper, so I have nothing to show for my efforts. I also discovered that although the Great Spotted Woodpecker is colourful it can be deceptively obscure at times. I wait for it's arrival, only to observe it has been hiding behind a tree branch all the time, it's red underparts out of view. The European Jay stops at the balcony on occasion, and I take full advantage of these precious moments. and have many photos to share.
Four Blue-tit images in sequence.
The Green finch always like to perch high up in the tree, so there are many narrow branches that get in the way of a good shot.
There he is, my favourite little guy Will.
The Firecrest. but no food., as the minute I fill it with cake it turns black with ants.
More Will captures.
Notice the absence of red feathers on the back of the head.
There are dozens of Jays that come for the peanuts.
I never see them when the leaves are on the trees, so I delight in taking as many photos as I can.
Inquiring look from the Great-tit.
The Robin Red Breast posing on the wooden box, but the box is empty.