I took an afternoon walk just to get out of the house last weekend. I didn't really know where I was going or what I was going to find. It had rained most of the morning and that hadn't helped my mood. So I ended up at what is becoming one of my favourite local spots. Lapwing Hall Lane in Chelford. There's a really good mix of woodland, scrub, farmland, hedgerow and a very large lake that attracts a good variety, especially in winter.
I could hear Redwings overhead and it wasn't long before I caught a glimpse of a few. They had probably arrived in the week for their winter stay here. I carried on to a wooded area that is very good in the colder months. First bird I could hear was a Bullfinch, followed closely by another Redwing and a Goldcrest. Then I spotted some other birds flitting around. I was delighted to get a small group of Bramblings in my sights. I'd not seen any this year, so was pleased to add them to the year list. Great birds, and I was really pleased to see them here. I was able to stand and watch them for 20 minutes before I'd had my fix and moved on.
Wonderful sightings from your impromptu walk. The birds and butterflies are beautifully photographed.ReplyDelete
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Your mood certainly would have lifted after seeing so many wonderful birds that afternoon. Great to see Brambling. I have not seen any for a few years now. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful photo you could take during your walk.
Your mood must have improved after seeing so many beautiful birds.
All photos are perfectly sharp, my compliments.
I wish you a good weekend.
The Bramblings are beautiful and a great find. I love all the geese. Beautiful captures of the Copper Butterfly. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
The Bramblings are so beautiful and colourful!ReplyDelete
You have such beautiful backgrounds with the red berries and yellow flowers. The geese are a neat photo too. It always makes me feel better to get out for a walk. I hope I can get out tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Hi Adam, beautiful photos. We see sometimes the Fringilla montifringilla too in the Netherlands. Happy sunday.ReplyDelete
Hello,:=) I have never seen a Rambling, how fortunate you were to photograph one, and take such beautiful images of it eating the red berries. Your butterfly captures are so pretty.ReplyDelete
Adam?...these images are glorious! The colors, the subjects...beautiful. I'm glad you decided to get outdoors to share all this with us!ReplyDelete
I'm running late today getting my visiting done, out early birding and just getting home! Thanks for linking in and sharing at IRBB!
The sign's were of a Brambling winter. Now I'm not so sure - perhaps a Snow Bunting winter instead Adam?ReplyDelete
Pretty images here!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/10/the-old-mill.html
There is such a lot of rowanberries this year. Good for the birds!ReplyDelete
Wonderful scenes... thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete