Just a few photos from a walk on the local moors. On the way up, you pass a few distorted trees.
I think this an Ent (for those of who know their Tolkein)
It's often a good place for Roe deer and this buck just wasn't bothered by the people stopping to look at him
With the best will in the world, he's a bit tatty, but he is mid moult and the barbers have all been closed.
In the woods, I kept hearing a strange song, a bit reminiscent of the Wren's grasshopper alarm call. It took me ages to realise it was a Nuthatch. I didn't know they did that as well as their usual call.
It was the most obliging Nutty I've seen in long while. It knew I was there, but kept posing in different places. You can almost see its tonsils!
No, don't jump - it's peering over the mossy parapet of a bridge
Then, it becomes apparent why it's hanging around the bridge
It's looking after a nest hole between the stones of the bridge ... but it came back up to sing for me ... mind you, they go to the same singing school as Chiffchaffs
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Brilliant photos as always Nige, and a pleasure to view.
I have on rare occasions seen a nutty upright, but more often than not, they're at allsorts of angles.
Windswept trees, always look good, particularly black and white.
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