Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short, cursory, temporary, impermanent, short-term.

In a wood that I regularly walk there is a place that I have found where you can put bird seed down and you get lots of little visitors who come and take advantage of this. But there have been 2 birds that I have not been able to photograph because they are so fast and fleeting, so much so that I have just about given up on ever getting a photo!

Until Friday!…….

Here's Colin Coal Tit…he's teeny weeny and slightly scruffy!

Here’s Colin Coal Tit…he’s teeny weeny and slightly scruffy!

"You, Mistress Photographer, "snorted Colin Coal Tit, "should not be so blooming rude about your subject and for that I will fly away and not be back til you're gone!" He was true to his word!

“You, Mistress Photographer, “snorted Colin Coal Tit, “should not be so blooming rude about your subject and for that I will fly away and not be back til you’re gone!” He was true to his word!

But here is the real prize for me…..

Nadine Nuthatch! She flitted around the trees and I waited with baited breath!

Nadine Nuthatch! She flitted around the trees and I waited with baited breath!

She made her selection…..

She made her selection…..

Then she was off!

Then she was off!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh 2

The challenge this week is to show pictures that seem Fresh!

Here are my choices….

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Then there’s this fella…

It's Bobby Brown Owl Butterfly…with thoughts of Spring...

It’s Bobby Brown Owl Butterfly…with thoughts of Spring…

He's chosen to land on then climb up my leg!!

He’s chosen to land on, then climb up my leg!!

Would you say he's getting a little 'Fresh' with me??

Would you say he’s getting a little ‘Fresh’ with me??

Wordless Wednesday

The only thing I have to say, though I should of course say nothing on this day, is….What a lovely load of tits!

Sweet little Blue Tit!

Sweet little Blue Tit!

Bill Blue Tit sort of looks like he is tippling off the edge!

Bill Blue Tit sort of looks like he is tippling off the edge!

Here's Graham Great Tit!

Here’s Graham Great Tit!

And here he is looking particularly streamlined!

And here he is looking particularly streamlined!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

A Photo A Week: Brighten Up Your Day

On my walk today it was quite dull weatherwise! There were quite a few birds about, the usual, blue tits, goldfinches and the like. Then I saw this fellow! He’s a siskin….

I believe this is Sidney Siskin!

Meet Sidney Siskin!

He's from the finch family and I've never seen a more yellow one that today…I thought from a distance he was an escaped canary!

He’s from the finch family and I’ve never seen a more yellow one than Sidney…I thought from a distance he was an escaped canary!

Yes, this is Sidney's face when he heard I thought he might be an escaped canary!

Yes, this is Sidney’s face when he heard I thought he might be an escaped canary!

This is Celia Siskin and as you can see, she's a slightly duller version of Sidney…Oh nature, you're cruel!

This is Celia Siskin and as you can see, she’s a slightly duller version of Sidney…Oh nature, you’re cruel!

This challenge is organised by Nancy Merrill Photography…check her blog out!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Travel Theme: Fantastic

Ailsa has a travel blog and this week’s Travel theme is ‘Fantastic’.

I have made a fantastic discovery this week….a place where I can pop some bird food on a fence in a lovely wood and the birds will come and eat it whilst I take photos!

But I would like to introduce you to a very British little lady who, in my estimation, is definitely…

‘Fantastic’!

Roberta is very excited by the prospect of Spring…..the feeling of the sun on her feathers is swelling her heart and making her burst into song…...

Roberta is very excited by the prospect of Spring…..the feeling of the sun on her feathers is swelling her heart and making her burst into song……

"You may say'" she chirruped, "Spring has sprung, The grass is ris I wonder where the birdies is! Well let me tell you" she continued in a beautiful throaty warble…….

“You may say'” she chirruped, “Spring has sprung,
The grass is ris
I wonder where the birdies is!
Well let me tell you” she continued in a beautiful throaty warble…….

"I'm singing in the sun, Just singing in the sun, What a wonderful feeling My life is such fun!"

“I’m singing in the sun,
Just singing in the sun, What a wonderful feeling
My life is such great fun!”

She continued in this way for a good few minutes, then almost as quickly as she had started, she turned to me and….

"Oy you!" shouted Roberta, "Enough's enough….you had yer two penneth worth…now HOP IT!"

“Oy you!” shouted Roberta, “Enough’s enough….you had yer two penneth worth…now HOP IT!”

And with that she flounced off!

I still thought as he was fantastic though!

That’s All!

See Ya xx