This week Lisa’s challenge is birds in or near water or snow.
We don’t get a great amount of snow over here in Norfolk (thankfully) but on occasions a storm will hit. The last big one was in March 2018 and it was called ‘The beast from the east’. Many birds saw sanctuary in gardens where food was a bit easier to find. Some of you may recall my post
https://blhphotoblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/woodcock-snipe/ and the two very unusual visitors that pitched up on our lawns. Other species were more expected.
The Fieldfares are large members of the Thrush family that breed in Scandinavia. In autumn flocks migrate to the UK looking for berries. In my garden they were fond of apples but were aggressive towards any other birds that wanted a feed.
You have to feel sorry for the insect eaters. This wagtail looks very disheveled. Long cold, snowy spells can be fatal for small birds.
Tricky photographing in snow. The whiteness really messes up the exposures. By shooting RAW you can at least bring out hidden detail with shadow protection in post-processing. Not such a problem for water when it’s reflecting an azure sky.
Hope you like this weeks offerings and please visit Lisa’s blog https://oureyesopen.blog/2020/12/18/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-in-or-near-the-water-or-snow/ If you have any good shots for the theme why not post them and join in.