Brockweir Nr Chepstow Gwent UK
All thing must pass. After 55 years the family home has been sold. It's a bittersweet feeling as I bid farewell to the lanes and meadows I played in as a child, the brooks and rivers I fished and in later years, the gardens and orchards I birded. Will I ever return to my old haunts, I will never know. but the memories will be indelibly etched in my memory for the reminder of my days.
|Mistle Thrush or Stormcock|
Stormcock is an old English name for the Thrush because it sings in the heaviest storms .
My last days were spent packing boxes and talking runs to the tip. Close-by was Cannop Ponds where a feeder attracts many of the forest birds. I had thirty minutes to spare between errands so headed for the ponds. These pictures from the comfort of my car which also acted as a blind.
These last images were taken with the Nikon P900
|Male Chaffinch colour variation.|
|Willow Tit..I think?|
There are Marsh Tits nearby but quite rare.
"It's never to late to start birding"