I saw the weather forecast on Monday (Who am I kidding? I am always checking it for good birding conditions) and Tuesday and Wednesday were looking very promising indeed. No clouds, just sunshine. Perfect conditions for decent photography. So I booked Wednesday off and set my alarm for 5.30am. I woke before it in excitement.
I saw so much. It was an amazing day with many highlights, but I will start with just two.
These both have travelled from their African wintering grounds to return to the UK for breeding, and are possibly the two birds I look forward to meeting up with again the most when April arrives. The Common Redstart and the Pied Flycatcher.
Enough waffle from me. I'll let the birds do the talking.
Common Redstart (male).
Pied Flycatcher (male) in the early morning sunlight.
fantastic pictures of beautiful birds.ReplyDelete
Hello, sweet birds. Both the Redstart and the Flycatcher are beautiful. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
These birds are so gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
So lovley. i like this little birds.ReplyDelete
wonderful photos !
Greetings from Germany
Beautiful captures! I love the flycatchers.ReplyDelete
Two classic Spring arrivals. Well shot Adam.ReplyDelete
The black and white coloring is striking! Beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and cute.ReplyDelete
...and aren't they gorgeous. I can understand your excitement!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by to add your post link to today's I'd Rather B Birdin' linking tool. Much appreciated as always.
Isn't that flycatcher just the cutest thing? We have flycatchers here in Va. but they are a different variety. Just love yours.ReplyDelete
Pied Flycatchers are so cute!ReplyDelete
An exciting day! Wonderful shots!ReplyDelete