Flock of fieldfares

Or possibly Redwings – all I know is that these little foreign birds are keeping me mesmerised day after day as they sweep through the sky.

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  1. beetleypete says:

    Nicely captured, Jude. And it looks good in the frame too.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Pete. I must head down to the estuary and see what we have down there. I think I glance black-tailed Godwits when I drove by. I don’t really have the lens for bird-watching though. You need a really powerful zoom for that, unless you are lucky and they are close by.

  2. Sue says:

    Little foreign birds?

    1. Heyjude says:

      They come from Russia and Scandinavia (and Iceland too but apparently they tend to stick to Scotland and northern Ireland).

  3. Dina says:

    A beautiful view, Jude. I’m absolutely fascinated by the behaviour of birds. I love the winter on the coast. Late and early flocks of geese fly over the house, what a lovely sound they make!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was fascinated by the geese over your coast. I saw some here in February /March but none so far this autumn. Their sound is magical.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Cool, atmospheric photos Jude, the birds are really busy at the moment, it’s as if they’re having a late autumn party.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yesterday hundreds were lined up on the power lines in the mist. It’s a wonder they don’t bring the lines down!

  5. restlessjo says:

    I’m not good at twitching but I love the russet colour on the hillside. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, the landscape has changed colour yet again, the bracken now matches the engine house chimney.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I was out pestering them leaves again this afternoon. 🙂 Currently got half an eye on Mr. Murray, a set down to Nishikori. A 1 hour 20 minute tussle 😦

        1. Heyjude says:

          Murray should have won that tie-break, but as usual his temperament gets the better of him.

        2. restlessjo says:

          Is it on the Beeb as well? I’m watching on Sky.

        3. Heyjude says:

          It is but transmission will probably end before the end of the match.

        4. restlessjo says:

          Eek! Not easy to call right now 😦

        5. Heyjude says:

          Phew! I couldn’t stand the heat on the court so I went and cooked up a Parmigiana in the kitchen! Now I have to go out and collect OH back from Shropshire 🙂

  6. Nice capture, Jude. I love watching the rise and fall and the symphonic rhythm of birds in flight. How beautiful. And how did you do that frame? Is that a special photo app, or did you do that in WordPress?

    1. Heyjude says:

      The frame was just created in Photoshop Elements by enlarging the canvas and then putting the black border on in WP.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Thank you 🙂

  7. Sue Slaght says:

    I wonder where they are going? Or where they are coming from? We will see big flocks of unknown birds and they mesmerize me too. I always wonder how they don’t crash into one another.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Just fished you out of the Spam bin Sue – naughty girl, what have you been up to? 😀 😀

      1. Sue Slaght says:

        Oh dear I’m always on an adventure. I don’t like that Spam bin very much at all.Thanks for the rescue!

        1. Heyjude says:

          You’re welcome. Just try and stay out of trouble 🙂

        2. Sue Slaght says:

          That’s a tall order my friend. 🙂

  8. I love your birds-dotting-the-sky posts.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lots of birds dotting the sky at the moment – I love them too 😀

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