Just down the back lane looking over the fence - saw this female and one young - but was spotted and the young one dashed into the undergrowth
On down the lane, the postman came behind me so I headed for the copse and down into these fields
No wildlife or birds around but better still no people!
Sue has to be on a lead now as fairly blind which doesn't stop her chasing a rabbit and I wouldn't want to lose track of her. She fairly patiently waits for me to take the photos.
Nice to see the May coming out, just up by the school field now.
We are back onto the lane now and Sue decided she wanted more so we turned to follow the road down
Came around a bed to see these two about 15 - 20 yards ahead of me
Hope you don't mind a little sequence of them, don't know whether the posing was friendly or not, I did hope to see courtship feeding but not lucky.
Then they both flew up into the hedge, I was happy to see them leave the road in case of cars coming around the bend below them. Can't make up my mind if it was a pair or just two males posturing - they were mirroring each other there at the end weren't they.
Anyway that's all folk,
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In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:You are having a hard time Hazy with your eye trouble,
I shouldn't grumble too much Gaynor as I can see sufficiently with my glasses (albeit the prescription needs changing now) and manage to go about day to day activities without a problem; it is just frustrating when I struggle to see more distant things which takes some of the joy out of photography/bird watching. People are far worse off than me as hopefully lens replacement may restore 20/20 vision or as near to it as possible. I had lasik treatment 20 years ago and it was fantastic but age is catching up and more treatment is due now if I am to be free of glasses again which I find such a nuisance with my hobbies. I have no right to complain when other people can't see at all or have other very serious eye diseases - I'm nowhere near that bad. Sorry you had eye problems but glad they could fix it and good news that your daughter had successful lens replacement which is encouraging for me. With what's going on in the world, I feel I am so fortunate that we don't have more critical worries and I wish everyone to remain free of this awful virus and other serious illnesses. It feels as if the world has fallen off a cliff at the moment.
Good to see your photos Gaynor & will try & see what I can take today. It's a horrible situation for everyone, we just have to manage as best we can. Rons cataracte operation was cancelled 2 days before it was due (16 march) & will now have to go back & have all the measurements & appointements again. No idea when. I had a tooth out just before the confinement & now have a huge hole that doesn't want to heal. But when you see what's happening elsewhere we're just happy to wake up each day.
P.S Not sure if it's the same but our chickens used to crouch down like your Robin sometimes, we put it down to a submissive gesture. So maybe it was a female or young male?
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Lovely photos Gaynor, and you can never have too many photos in a sequence of events like the robins.
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