Some freedom at last in terms of lockdown here in the UK. We are now aloud to venture a little further than previously and have ended the days of 'stay at home' (for now). So I went as far as I dared and made my way to the hills of the pennines in search of some of our Summer migrants. Who am I kidding? It was to see anything that wasn't a Blue Tit, Coal Tit or Blackbird. My year list needed to grow and I needed to shake off the shackles of the last 3 months.
It was cold and a bit gloomy to start the morning this Good Friday, but that also has it's benefits in stopping so many other people being out at the same time. I went to some of my usual haunts and picked up Dippers, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaffs, Grey Wagtails and then some new ones to the year list with a pair of Stonechat. Then my first Wheatears of the year. These really are great birds to see, and they tend to make it easy to photograph them too, by perching nicely on rocks or grass tufts.
Anyway it was good to be out, and see new things. There were plenty of Grouse about and Ravens overhead, with a large flock of Curlew in the grass. I feel like the year has finally begun.
The hills are populated with nice critters!ReplyDelete
Have a blessed Easter time.
Yes, the year has begun for you finally. Great sightings and pictures!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful series of photos of the wheatear.
Yes, that tuft of grass, it seems as if they always just sit there.
I wish you a nice Easter.
It does feel good to get outside and enjoy some new scenery. The Northern Wheatear is a lovely bird, the male is gorgeous. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
Nice little birds. I don't know which of your birds are new arrivals on migration and which are year-rounders. YOur comments make me think these are just coming back.ReplyDelete
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Hello,:=) Yes, Spring has arrived, and there is bird song heard everywhere. Really great captures of this Wheatear which is so different than the Isabeline, but very eye catching.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos! What a sweet bird! :)ReplyDelete
You got some great pics of the Wheatear!ReplyDelete
beautiful little birdReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing, Adam. I love the Birds. It's a pity, that I couldn't photograph such lovely captures. Therefor I enjoy them here so much.ReplyDelete
Have I very good week.
He's a handsome fellow! Nice captures.ReplyDelete
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Great to have that extra bit of freedom. Enjoyed your photos.ReplyDelete