Had a quick walk along Cod Beck in Thirsk today after the snowfall yesterday and this morning. Sun shining and cold, crisp air. Good views of a Treecreeper and two chances with a Kingfisher. Missed the photo op fiddling with the manual settings in gloves to sort the white balance in the snow. Hear that Santa will be bringing some Lowepro ones, so hopefully no repeats come the new year... Fleeting glimpses of Greenfinchesto be had too, plus one Robin.
Usual suspects around from the stone bridge to the footbridge: Mallard, Moorhen, Pigeon, Jackdaw, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Black-headed Gull and Blackbird.
Plenty of Starlings and Pigeons in the town centre, roosting on the Christmas decorations.
I get out and about mainly in Yorkshire, Cleveland and Bedfordshire.
I photograph/digiscope birds, bugs, mammals and flowers with variable success. I am a member of RSPB, BTO, Teesmouth Bird Club, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation.