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Baby Bird

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This small personage was squeaking and agitating and giving me the eye outside out conservatory/lean-to, I was alarmed for the wee bird, but when I went out it had disappeared. Hope it survives, to join the female blackbird who crashed against our window in the night and knocked out all the flesh and feathers on the back of her head, and the blackbird without a tail, whom I’ve noticed for a couple of years now, both haunting the bird table. Whenever I go out into the garden, they appear, sometimes accompanying me up to the path to the vegetable garden.

 

May 27, 2018 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Herons

watching heron

I was watching a young heron beside River Tweed, when I noticed this older heron up in the tree, definitely keeping watch on its offspring down below.

two herons

young heron

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Rooky Wood

The Rooky Wood

March 25, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feather on Muddy Ground

a Feather on Muddy Ground

March 22, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feather Impaled on a Twig

a Feather Impaled on a Twig

March 22, 2016 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Flight of the Heron

Flight of the Heron

“Flight of the Heron” by D.K.Broster was a book I was in love with when I was young – not a child’s book.  My mother said she read it when young also, and then when she read it again she realised it was a love story between two men.  I never realised this, I have not read it since I was about 10.  I had a crush on Bonny Prince Charlie too, until I was taken to the Castle and saw a pair of his moth-eaten trews in a cabinet, which didn’t suit me at all.  All the same, I never thought I would come to live in Scotland, right on the border with England, and see every day the heron fly from one country to the other.

October 29, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coal Tit

Coal Tit

October 29, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feather on the Path

Feather on the Path

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Feather on the Grass

Feather on the Grass

August 23, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Young Chaffinches on Nun’s Walk

chaffinches

August 1, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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