I ambled by the lake and photographed the mature and juvenile black headed gulls, admiring the subtle differences between each birds head and wing markings. A young looking heron was strangely sat in the field at the back of Grange Road, while long tailed tits zupped through the hedgerow, again avoiding my camera.
Same for the great tits a little further along.
Sadly although winter berries were plentiful, there were no winter thrushes to be seen eating them. Instead it was chacking blackbirds scolding me as I walked by, perhaps afraid I wanted to drive them away from their bounty.
Back into town, and I found goldfinches at a garden feeder! At last, good shots of a pretty songbird!
But the most memorable bird I encountered was a very noisy gull of some kind - a yellow bill making me think it is a common gull - strutting around making a tremendous racket on the Sconce playing field. "Yark!!!" it kept crying, reminding me of Kehaar the gill from Watership Down. Which is ironic really as Kehaar was a black-headed gull, but they are all as quiet as mice.
I had a rabbit called Captain Campion. Nicked his name from Watership Down. Makes a change from Bigwig.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 23.11.15
|Obligatory squirrel shot, from the cemetery this time|
|Black headed gull on the water|
|And another, less prominent head markings|
|A more juvenile youngster|
|Female mallard loving it!|
|In the air|
|Looks like he's saying something!|
|Kehaar the strutting common gull|
|Macro moss treat|