As I walked up Brisland’s Lane a Song Thrush was in full song, and allowed me to approach quite close, I love the way the morning sun glows on the throat. The cold start had clearly had no impact on the fact that more song birds are singing to claim territory much earlier this year.
There was quite a bit of activity around the cemetery, with Blue Tits and Long-tailed Tits calling from the oak trees. A blackbird was also getting quite worked up, and from behind a Robin was alarm calling. Hopeful it might be an owl, I stopped to investigate only to find that the cause of the unrest was a pair of Jays. They are beautiful birds, and I have wanted to get a good picture for some time, but they are not easy to approach, and these two were no exception. Finally one stopped long enough to allow me the opportunity, and I was quite pleased with the result!
The sun was now beginning to rise above the trees and hedgerows, and providing some lovely scenes on the frosty fields and hedgerows, here are some examples:
|Looking East from Brislands Lane|
|South towards Winchester|