Thursday, 23 February 2012

jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz

Jackdaw Well, they say that Jackdaws are harbingers of rain, so maybe the UK drought is about to end. This bird and it's mate were strutting around looking opportunistic earlier today.

I'm inclined to think they are more interested in shiny things than in telling the weather though, because I also spotted a red admiral fluttering around and a blackbird had decided it was time to fluff its feathers for a February sunbathe.

Blackbird, sunbathing


Imaginography said...

With it being so mild the birds are all thinking about mating rather then working for the Met Office I think :) You can have some of the rain from the West. We get loads.

rashbre said...

Imaginography Yes, some of the birds are also collecting grass for nests. The mud to glue things together might be more of a challenge.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A very handsome devil...! It will be interesting if Rain starts to fall, soon...!