The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinelle)
Spilled cattle feed is one of he favourite foods of the Yellowhammer and this is exactly what the few that I observed were eating as I shot these images. Hay had been spread out for a group of horses in a field and I was able to get these images from the edge of the field from a tree line. Seeds from the hay was the meal on offer and although easily disturbed these few birds kept returning to the field from the trees above me.
One of our resident and quite colourful species are joined in Winter by some birds from Northern Europe. The best time to see them in all there glory is Springtime when the males in particular are mostly yellow. They frequently perch on the top of hedgerows out in the countryside. However, they are still a lovely bird and a delight to see at this time.