Tuesday, 21 June 2011

This afternoon the wind was back, blowing heavy grey cloud across the sky, with it were a mixture of drizzle and just a few. I only spent an hour out, as I soon realised there was little to be seen in the poor conditions, not one Butterfly was recorded, and the only bird of note was a flyover SPARROWHAWK.

I wasn't even going to post today, but as I got home, I put my key in the back door and heard the familiar whistle of a NUTHATCH - there back! They stopped using the garden feeders back in March, when they go to the woods to breed, but every June they return, and most welcome they are!

Here's a few pics, the light was variable under my elder tree, but they didn't come out to displeasing :-)

I liked the way the light caught the eye in the above image, enlarge pic to see.





12 comments:

Tim James said...

That is a beautiful glint in the Nuthatch's eye. Nice capture – Tim

Dean said...

Did you have to go for the overkill, Warren ;-)
Nice pics though.

ShySongbird said...

I would love to see one in my garden but never have. I might have stood a chance if the neighbours hadn't cut down all the native trees :(

That is a lovely glint in its eye. I think my favourite though is the last one.

Pete Woodruff said...

'I wasn't even going to post today'. Would that have been a first Warren?....perish the thought.

Rob said...

I haven't seen a Nuthatch for ages, let along one with a twinkle in its eye! Lovely photos Warren.

Jason K said...

Nice tree shot of the Nuthatch Warren

Phil said...

Very nice Nuthatch pics Warren, I would love to see that species in my garden. Don't think I ever will though.

Paul said...

Hi Warren, some nice Nuthatch shots of a cracking bird. Ive yet to see one in my garden, but never say never.

Chris said...

you got a bad day but you got wonderful pics Warren! Well done...

Bob Bushell said...

Ah, the Nuthatch, bright and lucid.

Mike H said...

Hi Warren,

Could you send a few of those my way.I'm only just down the road from you !!

Nice photos that new lens seems to be working overtime at the moment

Kingsdowner said...

Now who's envious?
I haven't seen a nuthatch all year.
Mind you, I'm rarely in the right place.
S