I know, but sometimes these things get overlooked,
therefore, these photos have been building up for a while.
a poor summer followed a promising spring, when we had the reed buntings, for example.
here's some pics from that summer.
here we go, at the risk of confusing everyone, and myself . .
a jay, always hard to snap as they're so timid
a great spotted woodpecker, a nice visitor to the "new" feeders in the Pyghtle area
two young robins, with interesting variations on the well known adult plumage.
a southern hawker dragonfly.
a young bullfinch, with it's unusual colouring.
next up, the same day . . . . .
the final colour scheme
a grass snake, watched, if memory serves, by a young moorhen.
the first day the little grebe turned up this year.
later on the more bold second bird arrived.
here's the timid one.
two kingfisher photos from December, only in the late afternoon, for about an hour, did the sun reach the back of the Mere. . . . kingfisher time!
Alder seeds are popular with goldfinches, siskin usually go for these, but this year goldfinch seem more prevalent.
one of relatively few siskin about as compared to other years.
pictured amongst the Alder seeds.