With Autumn now in full swing, early morning birding doesn't really happen. Sunrise is nearer to 7:30am and it's a bonus if there is no cloud cover. When it is clear though, the sun can give off some really nice light. I took a walk around some local areas recently and there was a good mix of things about. Chiffchaffs are still here, and I'm wondering if these will now stay over the winter, as many now seem to do. I look forward to their song in the Springtime, so to still hear them singing in mid Autumn is strange, but nice all the same.
Formation flying by these Mallards
Robins are setting up their winter territories and are very vocal at the moment.
This pair of Stonechats used to only overwinter on this particular site, but they actually stayed the summer and successfully bred this year. They are still here now and they looked great in the morning sunshine.
I think we have similar clime. Lovely pics!ReplyDelete
Lovely bird and photos, I have a few favorites, the Robin is beautiful. Love the Stonechats and the Swan. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
The swan is especially pretty and you did have pretty skies for your photos. We will be hiking in the afternoons soon...when it gets cooler. Your early morning photos are exceptional though!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! Love the one of the flying Mallards.ReplyDelete
Fabulous shots especially of the swan.ReplyDelete