Every morning, as I approach Trigger's field with his breakfast, I disturb a huge flock of Fieldfare who all fly off as soon as they see me. So, this morning I was more stealthy and managed to snap them from a distance from behind a conveniently placed tree. Not great but since I've been trying to identify them for over ten years, I'm delighted.
It's been a very difficult week again and I can't really talk about it so here are some pictures of its better moments.
Snow dusted dawn
Yet another variety of ice crystals on a puddle
After trawling lichen identification sites, I believe this is Cladonia Bellidiflora. I never realised how many lichens there actually were and this one is particularly strange.
Evening light behind a wire fence
A bit late for this Christmas Robin....
And some slightly snowy ones from today in preparation for the coming white-out:
And finally, my lovely Origami Boy, whose sunny disposition in the face of adversity is an inspiration. Here he is launching a paper plane into the wind a few days ago....simple pleasures.