Sometimes it pays to look at the common as muck species that little bit closer:
Here's a "normal" Standard Blue Tit:
Then there was this poor little Fella:
I've seen this abnormality in Tits a few times now - In all cases the birds look pretty healthy & appear to be able to feed OK! This one might even have an advantage getting peanuts out of the mesh feeders?
One of the few Redpolls around:
& of course - there has to be piccies of these:
Interesting how much difference in colour there was to the chest of the Male dependant upon it's orientation to the sun!
Nothing to do with Cromwell, but in the afternoon I shot off to Beck Lane allotments in Bingley & there was absolutely loads of the Birdies below:
Late afternoon is not the best if you visit them chomping on the Apples there - the sun is in your face & you wont get good views - but nice silhouette shots!
60+ all over the place & the apples should last another week if your interested?
But I'd recommend a 9.00 to 10.00 am visit for best light oppertunities.
Oh - Don't forget all - We have a meeting, in the Halifax Fire station on Tues Usually around 7.15 to 7.30pm & I think all would be welcome - Especially our new members.
From what I gather the Business part will be short n' sweet & then we can spend plenty of time munching biccies & Pies & having a good chat about Cromwell etc.
I think we would appreciate & welcome any new faces, If you can make it down, see you there.