February 28th 2014

Song Thrush

Song Thrush

A Song Thrush paid a quick visit today. Most of us love their beautiful, repeated calls, sung from tree or roof-tops. Each Song Thrush has as many as 100 different phrases in their repertoire. Sadly, their numbers are so greatly reduced, especially on farmland, that this once common bird is now on the Red List for Endangered Species. If you’re interested in finding out more about The Red List visit the website http://www.iucnredlist.org and clicking on the ‘Discover More’ section. There are great features on fascinating species, world-wide. The Hellebores are well-out now. Because the flowers droop and hide their beautiful features, I picked a few and floated them in a shallow dish. Conditions: Fog in the morning, burning off to a bright, dry, colder day. The clear night produced views of the Northern Lights as far South as Essex. I got up a couple of times in the night and saw nothing! Temperature: Max 7- Min 1c

Hellebores

Hellebore

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