Here we go , my last Thursday in lockdown isolation before my return to the real world maybe next week and a chance to spend another day photographing the wildlife in my garden. Or it would have been. It’s been raining all day , persistent and heavy. Ok the camera is waterproof to a level , but my temporary hide and in particular the open patio door isn’t ( including the wife’s cream carpets ) so today’s activities and limited to watching and reflecting on nearly twelve weeks of garden watching.
As I write this blog the wet soggy garden is full of life , Blackbirds , Blue tits , Great tits , Collared doves , Wood Pigeons and a damp Squirrel. The garden has been a really important source os escapism for me. And today is no exception. Maybe the chances of any photography might be limited by the weather , but the enjoyment still hasn’t been dampened. Just goes to show you don’t have to travel miles and payout loads of money to get a wildlife kick.
Undoubtedly Covid 19 has had a deep impact , not only here in the U.K. , but across the whole world. Many life’s have been effected , changed for ever. Sadly many have passed to early , and we will be paying a social and economic cost for years to come. For me personally there has also been an opportunity to rebound with the wildlife around us. If we can take any positivity out of the last few months it’s the effect on the natural world.
Anyway , bringing things back to a lighter subject , here are a few of my favourite back garden lockdown images……..
If you follow the blog you might know that the humble Blackbird is by far and away my favorite British bird. A common sight in many gardens , including my own garden this overlooked bird has a special place in my heart. It might be it’s cheeky look, or maybe the way it hops across […]
Meet the Model – Norbert the Nuthatch words and images by Peter Hanscomb Say hello to Norman , the Nuthatch Sitta europaea. This small agile and busy tit-sized woodland bird has a short tail, large head and a woodpecker-like bill. Nuthatches are the only bird that will climb up and down tree trunks in mature […]
The latest addition to hide visitors , a Great spotted woodpecker. He has been hammering away in a tree less than five metres from the hide. Despite the unmistakable sound , and with little foliage in the way he has eluded all attempts by myself to firstly spot and then photograph him. However Graham manage […]