Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Woodland Birds

Nuthatch

Well, I needed some time to myself after my Mothers death this week, so decided on a woodland wander in the hope of some close ups of Lesser Redpoll and Siskin. I started off at Whitacre Heath which resembled a massive swamp with many fallen trees blocking the way. Getting to the feeding station hide was an adventure in its own right! Eventually, I gave up and headed to Ladywalk Reserve and spent a pleasant hour in the Sainsbury Hide. As you will see from the following images, I failed in my quest! However, I enjoyed my morning and hope you will enjoy the following images.

This page is dedicated to my dear mother Sylvia Groocock 11th June 1935 - 1st December 2012 having lost her brave fight against cancer.



Nuthatch



Willow Tit




Robin



Great Tit



Coal Tit



Pheasant


Reed Bunting





Greenfinch





Jay








Great Spotted Woodpecker









8 comments:

Joel Warwick said...

Lovely tribute Kevin, glad to see you out and about enjoying some reflective time. J

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Joel - I needed the fresh outdoors!

Mike Attwood said...

Please accept my most sincere condolences Kevin on your sad loss.
Nice tribute.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Mike.

douglas mcfarlane said...

Kevin great images and I'm sorry to hear about your mother. A very nice tribute.
When my dad died when I was a kid my grandfather gave me a great tip. He told me to write down on some paper every great time,jokes he told me and funny moments I had with him, he then told me to laminate it, and if I ever got sad to pull that list out and have a read, it worked everytime putting a smile on my face.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thanks Doug your comment is appreciated. A good tip you received from your grandfather,

holdingmoments said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Kevin.
An excellent set of images.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Keith.