For each family group a sense of togetherness is important Mum and dad teaching the basics of life so In time, when they leave the nest, they’re well prepared to yomp off on their own – not yet though – they need to find their feet.
#fowc #raise The first rays of sun and the birds are up out of the trees there’s twigs to be found for renovations to the nest and little ones to feed
Salford 22nd February 2022 #fowc #mimic Many were impressed by this birds impressive talent to sound like Most visitors to his owners home in fact, his impression of the local constable in his street kept light fingers away.
#nature #winter #swimming While the rest were going about their morning routine this brave soul decided to take the plunge into the northern waters fed by the Mersey and Medlock Water, skiddy in places, where jack frost had turned it to ice but with all those feathers, he was well waterproofed and ready for hisContinue reading “First in the water”
#writephoto It’s not a million miles away If you tried, you could make it across by foot, but Immersion into icy depths of water Isn’t really advised – particularly in a cold snap It’s where the wild birds go to escape the gamekeepers In the middle you’ll find an established willow tree, and If youContinue reading “Sanctuary”
#robin #birds #christmas #garden #tree Residing on a garden fence by a lawn of grass and snow he sits there with a festive hello looking down below He’s feasting on a pre-Christmas lunch a bar of fat and seed its got all of those vital things that in winter, a bird does need And whileContinue reading “Robin”
#TMP #Manoevres #Wildlife The bulb in the thermometer played a little trick on those flying and scampering over the gardens outside By now they’d be hid in the nesting or heading to warm places away but till weather is a little bit colder around the green grass they will stay Too warm to just beContinue reading “Final Manoevres”
#writeclub #winter The crows sat atop the garden trees looking for their friends They’d hopped onto a thermal wind headed for lands end the pigeons were still sat about on a gable end but the other birds were hidden on a greenish bend for while the trees were caked with snow and the winter windContinue reading “Unseen”
#winter #roads #water With the arrival of winter the tarmac on the road has retreated and replaced by the snow and rain the car drivers loss ? dodging potholes are the sparrows and seagulls gain for as its not as cold as previous ones they’re dropping in from the roofs for a dip before headingContinue reading “Sunken”
#Octpowrimo #Birds #Flight The weathers confusing the migrating birds in flocks they meet – to have a few words You see by now they’d be heading to some place thats warm away from the cold that would be the norm but the weather has shifted as well as the tide making it harder for theContinue reading “In Flight”