This morning dawned bright and sunny with blue sky and a ground frost, a beautiful late autumn setting. Unfortunately, these pleasant conditions did not last longer than lunchtime when the wind increased and heavy showers rolled in. A relatively quiet day bird wise, so what was about?
Me and my shadow!
Showing the green on wings and tail
Caught against the early frost
In the same area, Goldfinches avail themselves of the seeds
And a Pheasant
Down on the viewpoints, the splendour of the cliffs delight many visitors but they are now naked of birds. However, this Wren showed well near Bartlett Nab
And a Jackdaw stopped by
The Dell was quieter than usual, but two male Bullfinches fed on the far side (distant record shot)
The cold, strong wind and heavy rain challenged the afternoon, but the Siberian Chiffchaff continued to show between showers, much to the delight of birders sheltering under the visitor centre canopy!