I’ve not done these photo challenges before but I saw this over on Ark’s site and thought I would give it a go. It gives me a good excuse to trawl through some old files for images I’ve not posted before, enjoy.
The challenge is set by Lisa Coleman over on her blog. Hope this link works. https://oureyesopen.blog/2020/12/11/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-with-red-feathers/
A frequent visitor to the feeders at our old place. The Great Spotted Woodpecker is normally found in woodland and is one of only three woodpeckers we have in the UK.
The European Goldfinch is often seen in flocks. They like to feed on thistle seeds, as they have quite fine bills for a finch if you want them on your garden feeders try seeds like niger. This one was on top of a crab apple in our old garden.
The Mealy Redpoll is quite a scarce visitor to the UK. This is one of two I saw on a visit to Sculthorpe Moor NR back at the start of 2018.
As it’s that time of the year I’ll finish with a bird that’s on a lot of our greeting cards the Robin. At places where people are frequent these little birds can become quite tame, even feeding from the hand. This one was at Dunwich in Suffolk in 2017 and was a right poser!
Hope these images come out sharper than my last efforts!
Remember to pop over to Lisa’s blog to check out the other offerings.