Before dawn broke this morning, I was off to the supermarket to do the food shopping for the Christmas period. As I stood outside the front door, the wonderful sound of robins singing their hearts out was really cheery and in the distance a Song Thrush's lovely melody could be heard. Chores done and dusted I felt the need for a walk.
I mentioned dawn - now that conveys daylight - daylight is a comparative word today; it means compared to total darkness, it is light!
Armed with camera off I went to find birds at Wisley. Fieldfares and Redwings in the Fruit Fields again; a pair of mistle thrushes and a flock of approximate 40 finches - gold, green and chaffinches in the tops of the trees.
The birds were constantly flocking back and forwards to the feeders but the light was too poor for many pics.
A Rhododendron in bloom - far too early
and the velvety buds of the Magnolia waiting to open
The easiest birds to photograph today were those you could guarantee wouldn't move! A pair of Cranes.
Some of Wisley's gardeners had "planted" Christmas trees with lots of goodies for the birds to eat. This was one of several.
And this picture of a snowman is made entirely of citrus fruit - Pink and White grapefruit, oranges and limes!
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