My first ever redpoll!
What a view, and a what a truly stunning little bird.
Truly a master of camouflage. Managed to snap this shot before the bittern skulked deeper into the reeds.
After a tip off, I decided to go on an unfamiliar riverside walk. Fifteen minutes in and there was a flash of blue. My son and I followed it to find a kingfisher perched on a delicate branch. We watched it for a few minutes and then off it flew.
Absolutely delighted to get such a good view and managing to snap a photo was icing on the cake.
It has been so long since it’s been properly cold in December in London but within the last week we’ve had ice, frozen ponds and actual snow. Yesterday, I found real icicles!
It may be challenging but I love the cold.
I have been trying to get a decent pic of the little goldcrest that visits next door’s garden ever since I got my new camera. They are never still!
Despite seeing three at once during the summer, two adults and an adorable juvenile without the yellow stripe, today’s is the best photo I have managed.
Not giving up!
Sometimes it’s dead easy to choose the best part of a day.
Peregrine falcon looking fluffy and commanding the scene. After a few minutes the gulls clocked it and started to mob driving it away. Fabulous.