Spent a couple of hours with these balls of fluff.Cute wee birds.
Fascinating wee birds.One appears and then like bees loads of them.Had quite a few yesterday chattering away.Jays like ghosts ,just appear and then gone.Got a picture of one with a custard cream in its beak lolBrilliant wee things, the LTTs. They seem to be doing well in recent times. I now hear more of them than any other bird when I walk round the cycle path. They stay high in the trees at this time of year for some reason - never getting a decent chance at a photo of them, as they are always in silhouette.
Fascinating wee birds.One appears and then like bees loads of them.Had quite a few yesterday chattering away.Jays like ghosts ,just appear and then gone.Got a picture of one with a custard cream in its beak lol
Where in North Yorkshire are you ? Check out Teesmouth Bird Club website. https://www.teesmouthbc.comThese used to be common Summer company along our bank side water meadows in Yorkshire, sadly quite rare now in England, we get the odd one like this last Summer in our Garden where we have the most Northerly of all the chalkstreams meandering along the bottom of our Garden.
I’m trying to get shots of the Great Egrets that over Winter with us and the resident little Egrets , but they are tricky to catch- camera in hand, as the local Herons are always mobbing them.
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The Kingfisher thread above reminds me of a very funny story.
Back in the eighties a big fishing pal of mine and I entered a summer coarse match series, on a Wednesday evenings.
We decided between ourselves we would also have our own competition too- nothing to do with weights of fish whatsoever:- size of individual fish etc- Oh no, nothing so mundane as that with us! It was who managed to achieve having the most Kingfishers perched at anyone time, on a single Match rod!
Two were pretty common, but one evening in June, I managed three! We even started taking a camera as evidence (no digital back then) However, as the long hot Summer wore on my pal out did, me with four on the last match! We’d forgotten all about the fishing by this time of the season and un beknown to us, word had gotten round and at the prize giving dinner, he was awarded a small “ kingfisher trophy” which raised the most laughs and applause. I seem to think the photo got published in Angling times.
They were the best of days- I won’t mention the Maggot racing championship !