Monthly Archives: March 2015

My photograph from March

A friend of mine is a car park attendant, she likes to sprinkle a few peanuts and grain out in front of her kiosk for the local birds.

Little Dunnocks and Robins stop by, a pair of Blackbirds join them too. But my friend’s favourite visitor is a Crow. The Crow doesn’t just visit to snatch a tasty morsel or two, it wants my friend’s attention! It perches in the tree above the kiosk, caws loudly and breaks off twigs and pine cones to drop on the roof till my friend pops her head out to say hello to the friendly Crow!

My friend is singled out too, none of her fellow parking attendants get a greeting from the Crow.

I popped by last week to see my friend and had the honour to meet this handsome bird! This charismatic creature has now not just enchanted my friend, it has charmed me too!

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Click here to see my January and February photographs

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The Eclipse 2015

The eclipse at 9:10am

A day off work for me often leads to a luxurious lie-in, but not today! Today was the rare occurrence of a solar eclipse, certainly worth getting up for!

At twenty past eight this morning, getting up early did feel like a daft decision to make, thick cloud cover blocked any sign of the sun and the up-coming display. Fortunately, the clouds thinned a little, and the show was on the road!

As the moon began to creep across the face of the sun, I noticed how grey the light became, I felt a growing chill creep through the air, and I saw the birds grow restful.

With the sun regaining its daytime dominance, I saw the golden rays of morning hit the world for a second time that day, the air grew warm, and the birds began to sing.

What a glorious event to witness!

The eclipse at 9:20amThe eclipse at 10:00am

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My photograph from February!

A short wander to my local park at the very start of February yielded a treat.

Not only had the spring-summer resident Tufted Duck arrived, but two other guests were mingling between the throng of resident Mallards. Two (bossy) Gadwall were enjoying the delights of the local duck pond, squaring up to any Mallard deemed to have stepped out of line!

I think these petite ducks are rather pretty, certainly a welcome guest to my local park!

Gadwall

Click here to see my January Photograph

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