The heading of this post says it all really about the last few weeks.
We continually get wall to wall rain on most days with the odd day when it is only storms.
None of this weather has been conducive to nature photography.
The following images were taken on one morning when the weather eased off and there was no rain for most of the day. (Until late afternoon that is).
The scene below taken with an iPhone shows a field that is common land, but walking in it presented a considerable problem as you can see.
The only birds observed where Blue Tits and Long-tailed Tits.
To shoot some images of them involved looking up high up into tall trees using an 800mm equivalent lens and straining the neck in the process.
The wind was gusting against this Blue Tit as it clung on to the seeds of a Alder tree.
The river below, normally no more than a stream, was at least a foot higher due to the increase in rain water draining off the fields.
This Blue Tit was scratching and pecking away at Lichen looking for insects.
Another river swollen at least by one third.
I could barely see Long-tailed Tits and had to crop the images.
Even the local Robins, apart from this one, were hiding away.
This little fella below ventured out for a while from his Winter Dray to take in the sun.
For many personal reasons 2022 has been a year I would rather forget.
Hopefully it will change in 2023.
Happy New Year to everyone that kindly reads my Blog and looks at my Flickr site.