Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Back for seconds



To be honest, I'll most probably be back for thirds, fourths and fifths as I think it impossible to feel full of Hawfinch! My return to Mickleham Downs provided six birds, sat together in the same beech tree that they took a liking to yesterday morning. I will sorely miss them when they finally move on - it may be many years before such events occur again.

To head off any notion that winter botany is all about shades of brown and green, have a load of this - the shocking red berries of Stinking Iris - they shine out like beacons in the subdued winter palette.

4 comments:

  1. Do wish that you wouldn't keep flaunting those Hawfinch photos at us, I've never seen one and probably never will here on Sheppey. Perhaps I ought to send you some photos of the beautiful male Hen Harrier that flies round here every day - or at least I would do if it stayed still long enough.

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  2. Beaks on those things, could knock a hole right through my leg

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