25 May, 2010

Back with the Bluebells

Back with the Bluebells

Well, study leave has started for me... and I haven't done a single birding, or bird related outing now for months, mainly because I haven't had the time, what with a busy routine of end of school parties and chilling out at home instead-- with the odd bit of revision here and there... ;-)

Anyway, a week ago now, I took a brief trip back to the wild bluebell woods in Shalford, Guildford. After missing the opportunity to see them back at the start of the month, I knew this would be my last chance, and I wasn't disappointed...





Once I'd finally finished prancing round the bluebell woods, I couldn't miss an opportunity to shoot this little white flower, a Greater Stitchwort...


Nor this Copper Birch tree in the evening sun...


There wasn't really that much else around, but a singing Firecrest was a new one for me, and a Whitethroat, fresh from Africa, sang in the surrounding hedgerows.

4 comments:

GRAMPS said...

For my money Bill I say stunningly beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. We are so lucky to live in the UK and whilst many things are wrong, wholly due to human errors, our nature [when not interferred with by humans] is second to none. Well done for reminding us of all the beauty which surrounds us. Gramps.

The Early Birder said...

Fabulous blue carpets. It's been a good year for the bells. The Firecrest was a nice find. FAB.

Philip said...

well it certainly looks like spring has sprung in your neck of the woods great shots :)

Devil Birder said...

lol Firecrest ;), after all that effort to get oneat Banstead you find your own singer; nice!