Saturday, 15 December 2018

Benign birding


Late afternoon yesterday on Banstead Downs was one for the aesthete, not necessarily the birder. A beautiful, still and golden end to the day was ample reward enough and covered up the lack of birds - a small number of thrushes coming into roost was about it. A number of Hazel trees (below) were seemingly sculptured with golden thread, resplendent with catkins and a few remaining nuts.




So, daydreams of owls, shrikes and other desirable finds were put on hold as I took in what was before me - a peaceful, if cold, wonderland.

4 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

How did you manage weather like that when the rest of us were suffering intense cold, heavy, icy rain and gales.

Steve Gale said...

Ah - I forgot to mention that this was on Friday Derek - now rectified in the text!

dmcjournal said...

Sometimes it's all about the birds, other times we just need to stand and look at what's in front of us. Lovely, peaceful looking photographs.

Steve Gale said...

Too true Dave, 'stand and stare' is sometimes the best bet.