Well, we had winter, For all of two-and-a-half glorius days. We’re back at the usual gray, wet gloom. Yay (not).
One of our small pleasures during winter times is to follow the birds who come to feed outside our dining room window. We have quite a few recurring visitors (or, at least, some that look the very same) – a spotted woodpecker and also the robin that you see above.
What is interesting about the robin is that it’s a shy and cautious little fellow – most often, he (if it’s a he – robins are not, like many, different in their colours depending on gender) sits in the hedge or maybe in the bird house that stands right next to the hedge.
But recently, he’s been dauting and brave and come to feed at this feeder –
– where I did try to photograph him yesterday. Suprisingly, he did stay long enough for me to get the camera, change to the 55-300 mm and go back. But in the short seconds after that, I only got three lousy pictures that were slightly – but surely too much – out of focus. Drats. So you’ll have to do with a picture of the feeder with a great tit visiting.
And yeah, at least one of these photos has been published before, here or elsewhere. But hey – when your photos don’t come out well, that’s when you need a plan B.
Spinning Wheel – Blood, Sweat and Tears
Hustlerstil – Østkyst Hustlers
I’m In The Mood – John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt
Lovers Live A Little Longer – ABBA
Photos by me