It being the season where the broadcasters beef out their feeble schedules with images that should never have left the cutting room floor let me join with that spirit and offer three images that would have been good if only focus had been achieved.
Or, having recently had to adopt glasses for reading is it just me?
No not Christmas.....Starling roost in the conifer trees next to my drive with consequent results. Numbers vary from 20 to 90 Starlings and thirty or so House Sparrows with two Collared Doves, Robin, Wren and Blackbirds as space permits.
Fine weather on Saturday but pretty average fare for the time of year. Most birds were sitting high up in trees with good numbers of Fieldfare, Starling and a smattering of Redwing up the bridle track. A flock of 100+ Golden Plovers was flushed from the fields of winter wheat to the North and a mother with two juvenile Mute Swans resided in the horse fields.
The Pheasant population have taken to roosting communally in recent weeks but eight Pheasant in a Hawthorn bush does not quite have the same Christmas ring as a Partridge in a Pear tree.
sad old loner totally p****d off with life, work and modern society hence the propensity to head off into the wilds to escape.
Photos taken with Canon 500D and (from 14.06.13) Tamron 70-300 zoom following the demise of my Canon zoom.