Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

Goldcrest hovering in flight while feeding

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

I think one of the most graceful sights in all of nature is a bird in flight! From the smallest; our little goldcrest, who flits about so quickly among the trees and shrubs it’s hard to keep track of them, to one of our largest; the grey heron, with a giant wingspan that allows them to soar for miles traveling between bodies of water. I can never tire of watching birds in the wild! This weekend I will be doing my bit to help the RSPB collect data that is so important in conservation work, The Big Garden Birdwatch. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this weekend, perhaps you can find just ten minutes to stop and watch the birds too!

Graceful Goldrest

Graceful Grey Heron

22 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

    • Thanks Jon πŸ™‚ Birds have always fascinated me! You’ll find a lot of creatures with wings on my blog. I had never seen a goldcrest hovering in that way before and was soooooo thrilled that I had managed to capture it despite the lack of light πŸ˜€ You have some really interesting posts! Skimmed through a few but will return to read more πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Adrian πŸ™‚ Oh, magic is certainly the word for that encounter and to have seen such behaviour too! I may have squealed a bit after the goldcrest disappeared deeper into the foliage πŸ˜‰ Witnessing such things is delightful beyond words!

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