Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Spring is my Season of choice today!

Cos…..

Spring has sprung

The grass is riz

I wonder where the birdies is!

Blackcap on a hawthorn tree.

Blackcap on a hawthorn tree.

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Dunnock on a Horse Chestnut Tree (conker)

Dunnock on a Horse Chestnut Tree (conker)

Baby Blackbird on a Horse Chestnut tree.

Baby Blackbird on a Horse Chestnut tree.

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less) 3

We have been asked to share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness.

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Click on the link above to find more entries to this challenge!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat 3

So following on from Cecilia

Some other birds heard what I’d said

About how her voice kind of grated

And left me holding my head.

So a few of them got together

To show how birdsong should be

So here’s some more little birdies

Singing their heart out for me!

Meet Bailey the beautiful Blackcap Sitting sunning himself on a twig He seemed to look to the distance Like he couldn't really give a fig!

Meet Bailey the beautiful Blackcap
Sitting sunning himself on a twig
He seemed to look to the distance
Like he couldn’t really give a fig!

But then he noticed Rocky Who was really quite inattentive He shouted "Oy dog go find your bone!" Which I thought was fairly inventive!

But then he noticed Rocky
Who was really quite inattentive
He shouted “Oy dog find your bone!”
Which I thought was fairly inventive!

So then Bailey started to sing

What a joy-it made my heart feel afloat

I know it’s a tentative link

But just listen to his lovely notes

"That's yer lot!" said Bailey And Rocky's coming now So go and find Mr. Robin He's just over there on a bough!

“That’s yer lot!” said Bailey
And Rocky’s coming now
So go and find Mr. Robin
He’s just over there on a bough!

Introducing Rocky!

"What have I missed?" barked Rocky "I couldn't find a bone, I looked and looked and looked and looked It's location to me is unknown!"

“What have I missed?” barked Rocky
“I couldn’t find a bone,
I looked and looked and looked and looked
It’s location to me is unknown!”

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But now back to the gorgeous Sir Robin

Sitting aloft in the tree

Feeling so glad of this weather

And waiting patiently for me!

Listen to my wonderful song All warble and tootle and tweet

Listen to my wonderful song
All warble and tootle and tweet

Have you ever ever ever in your long legged life Hear anything half as sweet?

Have you ever ever ever in your long legged life
Heard anything half as sweet?

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Cecilia the Singing Siskin!

Some days Cecilia gets a faraway look in her eyes

She looks out over the countryside and sits on a branch and decides

What sort of song she should sing  today, quiet or sung with gusto

Perhaps a little melancholic or maybe just plain robusto!

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out She settles herself and stares for a bit

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out She settles herself and stares for a bit before letting it all hang out!

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out
She settles herself and stares for a bit before letting it all hang out!

Today there's no holding back for this bird, she sings with all her heart Who'd ever have known that this sweet siskin gal could get her beak this far apart!

Today there’s no holding back for this bird, she sings with all her heart
Who’d ever have known that this sweet siskin gal could get her beak this far apart!

Cecilia stops and ponders awhile of the beauty of where she is seated She smiles to herself and takes a deep breath for this song must now be completed!

Cecilia stops and ponders awhile of the beauty of where she is seated
She smiles to herself and takes a deep breath for this song must now be completed!

Oh has ever a bird sung so loud or with such enthusiasm It's sad she sounds like scraping rocks and my ears go into spasm!

Oh has ever a bird sung so loud or with such enthusiasm
It’s sad she sounds like scraping rocks and my ears go into spasm!

Oh Cecilia I’m sorry, I think you’re beautiful

But when you open your beak to sing please lower the decibel!

You might think my comments are very rude and quite inexcusable

But when I have my camera you are so irresistible!

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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!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten 2

It was quite a bright but cold day today which always pleases me in terms of photography!

Now all the trees are bare, there is not much in the way of hiding places for the birds……excellent!

Cheryl Chaffinch fluffed up her feathers against the wind and said, "Oooh I remember when all the leaves were on the trees and I could hide from camera women like 'er down there!…….."

Cheryl Chaffinch fluffed up her feathers against the wind and said, “Oooh I remember when all the leaves were on the trees and I could hide from camera women like ‘er down there!……..”

"……mmmm those leaves….'gone but not forgotten I'd say!"

“……mmmm those leaves….’gone but not forgotten’ I’d say!”

 

Then there’s Stevie Starling feeling all exposed in the tree…..

"Whilst I like the way the winter sun catches the fabulous colours in my feathers, it ain't half cold without those dear 'gone but not forgotten' leaves! postured Stevie!

“Whilst I like the way the winter sun catches the fabulous colours in my feathers, it ain’t half cold without those dear ‘gone but not forgotten’ leaves!” postured Stevie!

 

And as for McFarlane Pheasant (not the brightest of birds I fear!)….

"I'm sure there was wheat in this field the last time I came here….where can it be?" Mcfarlane Pheasant clucked in the field where once indeed, there was wheat…long gone but not forgotten by him!

“I’m sure there was wheat in this field the last time I came here….where can it be?” Mcfarlane Pheasant clucked in the field where once indeed there was wheat…long ‘gone but not forgotten’ by him!

And I just wanted to pop this slightly odd photo in…..I was trying to take a sort of silhouette of a skylark in a wild rose tree against a rather dramatic backdrop (well done sun!), when he decided to fly off at the exact moment I pressed the shutter…..what do you think?

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For other ‘Gone, but not forgotten moments’ visit here

That’s All!

See Ya xx