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Winter Birds In Shropshire 

Winter Birds In Shropshire 

We’re here in Shropshire for a few days visiting family and friends. This morning brought a surprise gift to us when a flock of waxwings swooped into the garden to breakfast on crab apples and berries. What a delight! This is the first time I have ever seen a waxwing let alone photographed one. In fact it was a first for most of the household and elicited much whispered excitement and wide-eyed wonder! I was also treated to the presence of a single fieldfare that was boisterous in its defence of territory from the blackbirds. The territory in question contained the largest amount of windfall apples in the garden! Unusual to see one on its own. Although I have come away without my computer I absolutely had to get a few images onto my phone for processing. Hope you enjoy them! 


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Blue Monday: Canal-Side Blues and May Wildflowers

Figurehead for a Blue Barge

Blue Monday: Canal-Side Blues and May Wildflowers

Another set of blue-themed images from alongside The Basingstoke Canal. Hope you enjoy seeing them, as much as I did finding them! The two wildflower garden images are especially for Jude for her May Garden Photography Challenge: Wildflowers

Blue Monday is hosted by Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor
Smiling Sally