My house is a tip. I am in the process of decluttering and today was going to be a great clearout day. As I opened the curtains that plan evaporated. I was expecting a view of intense greyness but instead it was golden.
Pulling into the Old Moor car park 1hr 30 mins later is was still bright and sunny. I skipped my usual breakfast and headed for the reed beds. It was stunning there and As I apporched the reedbed screen in got my first sighting of 4 beardies on the right - feeding on the seed heads. I was able to a get a few poor shots - it was direct into the sun and I had to make some extrreme alterations to my camera settings. But they were lovely to see. They crept along moving low in the reeds and I got glimpses of them walking over patches of ice. They turned toward the reedbed hide and were moving quite fast. At the end of the path the reeds thin out and plenty of pinging heralded their arrival. There were definietly four but may have been six.
And here they gave us the most wonderful show. Climbing the reedes and nibbling the seeds. Im not sure how long there were there but at least 40 mins. Then one by one they flew over the path and away.
I had to have a sit down in the hide as my arms were dropping off and the my back was mounting a protest. It was pure joy.
So my house is still a tip and I will have to continue my decluttering tomorrow - unless when I open the curtains.........
Beautiful shots Mary especially that last one, it's a stunner.
Keep on forgetting the housework just keep the door locked so no-one can get in lol.
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You never know when something will pop up and make your day … although not likely if you're stuck inside tidying up
Well that was worth leaving the housework and decluttering for! What little beauties, I have never seen one, one day!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The housework is always there, the birds definitely keep moving:-) Lovely pics.
Lot to learn
Brilliant account Mary, it's easy to feel your excitement!
In reply to Nicola_volunteer:
Thanks - it was ace. And only 4 of us there. Looks like word has got round though :-) BTW, I can spell really.
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