Thursday, 5 February 2009

Our Turn for Some Snow

This morning it was our turn to get some snow. At one time the snowflakes were so large the autofocus on the camera kept trying to focus on them as they floated past the window. There are limits to the usefulness of automation!

On our daily walk on the field Bobby had to investigate the snowmen.

Bobby Investigating a Snowman

There is something special in the sight of trees when they have a coating of snow on the branches. A dwarf tree in my front garden.

Snow on Dwarf Tree

For a while early this morning it was like a scene from Hitchcock's "The Birds" as some species gathered to spy out their daily food ration.

Rooks from a local Rookery gathering on rooftops.

Rooks in a Blizzard

Starlings in a bare tree.

Starlings Gatherimg

One of the Greenfinches waiting its turn to visit the bird table.

Greenfinch in the Snow

Yesterday I was trying out some different settings on the Canon when I was rewarded by the sight of a couple of Long Tailed Tits making a very brief visit to the large fat balls. There are usually up to seven at a time but this time there were just the two. They never stay long so it is always a pleasure to see and capture a photograph of such cute birds.

Long Tailed Tit


  1. I've had a pleasant visit, I'll be back for more.

  2. Thank you for that kind comment.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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