While waiting to see if the Milford Road was open after the snow Tim & I filled in time at the Te Anau wildlife centre where the only "non-caged" wildlife was this baby blackbird sitting in the wet grass. So it was an opportunity to trial some exposures as I was trying to let go of the 400 ISO/Aperture priority automation I appear to have fallen trap to since I started photographing birds!
In Thanksgiving for the English Robin: A Little Note on a Little Bird
Many years ago, the English Robin was considered a "winter bird", as it went somewhere else in the heat. Now, these little birds are everywhere, even in London. One sang and is still singing from early this morning outside my window. They like shrubberies and hedgerows. . These little creatures are "cheeky" and one of my favorite birds. Here are some photos from other nature blogs of this bird. Contrary to some comments online, these birds are very visible during the day and sing from early…
Common cranes Grus grus in Finland Photo by Jouni Suikkanen
Common cranes Grus grus in Finland Photo by Jouni Suikkanen - animal, common, cranes, grus, finland, photo, jouni, suikkanen. Photorator photo.