2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany
I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010 - Birds in my oak tree
This is a woodpecker - hard to identify, but I think it's a middle spotted woodpecker, Picoides medius. I was trying to photograph a magpie when I suddenly noticed the movement and then realised that there were two woodpeckers in the oak tree.
This is a treecreeper, Certhia familiaris - but very hard to see I'm afraid. The quality is so poor I didn't know if it was worth posting really, but I've never photographed one before, so I was quite excited.
There have also been magpies, Pica pica, which I find impossible to photograph well as they fly off as soon as they notice the slightest movement, but I have posted one below. Also blackbirds, blue and great tits, a robin, sparrows and starlings have visited this morning. I often have jays in the tree too, and frequently they are on the ground below the oak tree. We have a lot of jays here in Brittany - I hardly saw any in England, but here there are small flocks of them everywhere.
The mother of my neighbour in the house with the tower will be here later in the week and I think I may ask her if I can go into their garden to take photographs during the day when her son is at work. They have a huge garden, away from the house at the end of our shared drive, with lots of trees and I think I may be able to take some good photographs in there, especially when it warms up a bit and I feel like being outside again.
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