Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Last Post.....A Visiting Rarity




I was confined to barracks again making preparations for the New Year and clearing away the last of the snow and ice from the paths. After lunch I settled down with a coffee and was very surprised to glimpse a redwing. This was a bird I hadn't seen in my garden for a very long time and I hurriedly grabbed the camera and waited for the bird to reappear.
It did eventually show itself but was very shy and the very poor light didn't help matters. It was taking shelter from the fierce easterly winds behind a holly tree and was obviously interested in the few dozen berries remaining on the tree. It stayed around the garden for a good hour or so and I did manage one or two shots to record the event. It may return tomorrow when conditions may be better for photography and I will be waiting. If it doesn't this will be my last post of the year so I will take this opportunity to wish all my followers a very happy and healthy 2010.

8 comments:

  1. Great photos - I have yet to find one here in Tirol. One day!

    Happy birding,
    Dale Forbes
    http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks Dale. Thanks for looking amd may I wish you a very happy New Year and a bird filled 2010

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  3. Lovely photos - I've only seen the one here a few weeks back now, not seen it since!
    Happy New Year.

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  4. Great captures Brian. They are lovely birds. Had quite a few here gorging on the berries.

    All the best for the New Year

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  5. Aren't Redwings (and Fieldfares for that matter) just great Brian!
    All the best for 2010.
    Colin

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  6. Brilliant pics and one for Birds2blog......hope all this 'one for Birds2blog' isn't getting out of hand Brian.

    Sincere Best Wishes for 2010 to yourself and Kath, and pull your sock's up with the next outing together Brian I'm fed up of waiting!

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  7. Hi Brian, What a great bird to finish the year with.Best Wishes. Phil

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  8. Lovely Redwing shots Brian.
    Happy New Year,great Birding for 2010.
    John.

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