Monday, 15 January 2018

New Year greetings... and today's (grey) visitors


Belated wishes for a happy new year! 

I saw two Grey Squirrels in the garden today: while this one had knocked his food off the Silver Birch branch and was gorging away at ground level, the other was scampering up the bark, only to find an empty tree. 

The Grey Heron has become a fairly regular visitor in, or usually above, our local patch. I love watching the touchdown as those ungainly wings come in to land.


9 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy New Year Wishes to you too!

Lovely photographs, I do enjoy watching squirrels - they can be quite fascinating.

Enjoy the rest of January.

All the best Jan

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

Happy New Year Caroline. Delightful photos. (I used to confuse herons with storks.)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos Caroline!

eileeninmd said...

Happy New year! Love the Heron! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Looking for goldfish ponds!

There's a very fat squirrel who lives on my driveway that I'm sometimes able to photograph.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Seems to be a time for Herons - I've seen one in the field above the workshop a few times recently, and yesterday one flew through the village, quite low. An unusual sight! Wish I'd had my camera. Love your picture of one on the roof.

David Gascoigne said...

The shot of the Grey Heron on the roof with the lichen (at least I think it's lichen) is terrific. Herons are always interesting birds to see, especially as they drop out of the sky.

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos - I do enjoy watching the antics of squirrels in the garden.

Wishing you a Happy New Year :)

Mary said...

Love the squirrel! Great photos.