Just after Christmas we had a nice amount of snowfall. By nice, I mean not enough to keep you indoors for days or the roads clogged up. It was just enough to enjoy a nice morning walk before it started to melt. So I was out early to see what birds it would bring out to play. I headed to Lapwing Lane pool, which has a really nice perimeter walk and a good variety of habitat, and then just down the road to Redesemere lake. First thing I noticed was how nicely the snow reflects light onto the underside of birds in flight. Buzzards and Geese looked very good in particular.
Where the snow didn't reach, the frost took hold.
There was a lot of activity, as is always the case on a cold day. The birds seem to take more risks to find food. They will stay around longer as you walk by them rather than dash off at the first sign of a human form. This makes photographing them a little easier when utilised with fieldcraft.
A Dunnock trying to find a patch where there is no snow.
Greylag geese were particularly busy on this morning, but looked fantastic with the snow reflecting.
The Kingfishers perch was well protected from the snow, and again, she was very active.
A Robin in snowy wintery conditions. One of those moments that looks like a classic Christmas Card.
Pretty captures of the snow and frost. I love all the birds! The robin and kingfisher images are my favorite. But, I love the geese in flight, the cute Blue Tit and Dunnock are all great sightings and wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.
Nice photos! The King Fishers are so lovely!ReplyDelete
The colorful birds really stand out in the winter time, especially that Kingfisher! How beautiful!ReplyDelete
That IS a nice amount of snowfall! And every image shows it off to its very best. Beautiful work, as always.ReplyDelete
They are all very beautiful, but my sympathy goes to the Kingfisher.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
Wonderful pics, especially the Robin!ReplyDelete
The robin looks amazing in that light and as for the kingfisher that is just a wow of a photo. No snow in London but winter still has a while to go.ReplyDelete
beautiful captures love the kingfisherReplyDelete
love your birdie photos - looks like its cold tooReplyDelete
Your observation skills are finely tuned Adam. It's true about cold weather making birds less likely to fly off as they need to spend more time feeding. Interesting also you advice about using the reflected light of snow to take photos.ReplyDelete
Must say, you had lots more snow than us but you're welcome to it.
What a beautiful day, all that snow. The Kingfisher is my favourite, lovely blog.ReplyDelete
Fabulous shots of the robin!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful series of photos.
Wonderful to see the snow, here in the Netherlands no snow at all where I live, but it is in the south of the country.
The robin is really great.
beautiful winter scenes. The little Blue tit looks so cosy in the whot. And the Robin is goregous. I was lucky to see a Robin the other day at a stream. A very rare sight as they usually is far south this time of year.ReplyDelete
Pretty snow and wonderful bird photos!ReplyDelete
So pretty, especially all the bird pictures.ReplyDelete