I went down to the Forest of Dean today. One of my favourite places to sit and enjoy nature. The Cormorant always strikes me as an unusual species to be there. Where there is good fishing though they seem to be able to find these forest ponds.
This lovely meadow pipit popped up on the wire close to where I was sat quietly. I know with the lens wide open the depth of field is very narrow but this photo demonstrates it clearly. The wire in the foreground and back ground fade away so quickly!
I saw this beautiful female Redstart on my small holding for the last three nights running. On the third time that was enough to make me go back and get the camera. Sometimes it doesn't work and the bird is long gone but this one appeared again on the post where I last saw him. Parked the Landover up and got this shot through the window. Well pleased.
There was so much predation this spring that it is great to see some juveniles that have survived. I think that the juvenile Black Headed Gull is a very pretty bird. rivalling even the adult in its colouring.