18 hours ago
Friday, 24 December 2010
Friday 24th.December 2010
Oh , and just for Warren - BAH , HUMBUG .
Didn't think I was going to get out today, but , as I was bringing Carol back from shopping , I just happened to pass the Holly tree , which now is almost bare of berries . The remaining ones were on the outside , overhanging the pavement , and as I slowly passed , saw a couple of birds trying for them . I brought Carol home , grabbed the camera , went back and parked up . Initially the birds , many fewer than on previous visits , stayed in the middle of the tree , but eventually they were drawn to those last remaining berries , giving an opportunity to show how easy and quickly the operation is conducted :
1. Select berry ,
2. Pick selected berry ,
3. Position selected berry ,
4. Swallow selected berry ,
5. Allow time for selected berry to go down , whilst selecting next berry .
Apologies to those fed up with Redwing shots , these will be my last , but I thought they fitted in well with the Red and Green theme at the start of the post .