Thursday, 26 January 2023

Grey Wags Galore

A few sunny days and the insects are starting to show around the local river. 
This is a good food source for the Grey Wagtail. 
I waited around at a location on my local walk where I observed this species feeding and drinking at the water's edge.



















Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Chiffchaff


There is a location on my local walk that I have not been able to get to due to the floods. 
Until now that is. So I was pleased to find two of our 'Overwintering' Chiffchaffs flying about at the side of a river. The majority of Chiffies migrate as far as sub Saharan Africa for the Winter. An increasing minority now choose to remain in UK all the year around.







 

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Some Birds at Last

At last, something other than floods to photograph.
In many recent weeks (seems like months) birds have been somewhat scarce.
I fear for many small species that would have found it difficult, if not impossible to find food due to the continuous rain and resulting flood conditions.

So I was very pleased to see and photograph this female Bullfinch. I always like to see the Bullfinch, but never more than now.







 







The ever resourceful 'Woodie' that was feeding on Tree Ivy leaves.
The Woodpigeon's diet varies throughout the seasons and it never goes hungry.








A distant heavily cropped image of a Redwing.



Thursday, 19 January 2023

A Little Snow - More Rain - More Floods


We missed most of the snow in South Dorset and it didn't last.
However the floods took over, especially with all the rain we have had recently.





This below is a field normally


At least the Gulls liked it.


I often walk down this path. It really is a path.