The weather’s not been too bad today, so we risked going out in the warm sunshine (almost afraid to say it, he, he) and yes, it did rain after a little while but we got to see some wildlife first. Seems like ages since I used the camera and I took a lot of blurred photos but I salvaged these.
The first damselflies I’ve seen this year!
You know, they really are strange creatures when you see them close up …
Then we got to see some birds.
All my jay photos were blurred but here’s one anyway.
It’s no secret that I love birds and dearest to my heart are robins and blackbirds because of their tameness. But my all time favourite, which I rarely get chance to see close up, despite having a pair or two in the garden, is the Coal tit. I managed a few photos here, right in front of the hide but one of them looks absolutely battered. They were coming and going a lot, so they must be feeding young, poor loves. The light isn’t brilliant, so they’re a bit grainy, unfortunately.
Then I got a real surprise when one of the birds I can never manage to photograph appeared for a minute or so. Not brilliant because they’re never still but at least I got one!
Couldn’t resist these.
Or these, even though I despise them when they steal all my bird food.
To end our time beautifully, we were looking out over the marshes and I noticed this in my bins.
Sadly, all you can see here is a blurred blob of yellow, he, he, but it was a Yellowhammer – my first of the year, so a fitting way to end the day, even if it was raining by then.