Saturday, 2 February 2008

Snow Songster

After a drive around the area I came across this Song Thrush in good light close to the Coastguard Station at Ravenscar.

Surprising how you can leave West Ayton nearly snow free and go perhaps less than 4 miles into Wykeham Forest and find a completly snowy scene of tree boughs and the landscape covered in snow.

No food out for the birds at High Moor we feed them but few birds other than a Coal Tit.

Brambling opposite the forestry cottages.

A large bird in the hedge top on drive back to main road presume to be Buzzard but took off and cannot confirm.

No raptors evident around Hackness we then drive through Harwood Dale and on to Ravenscar where I find a Song Thrush in good light. Nice to see the bird in a snowy scene which makes it different.

It moves up into a tree but through the lens I cannot see the twig obscuring its face and then it flys onto the overhead wire when a second bird appears.

At least I had something to show for the day!


Snowbabies said...

Lovely shots, the snow really does make the bird stand out. It had all melted here in Sheffield by mid morning.

Paul (

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comments, its just a bit different to capture a Song Thrush in the snow.
West Ayton was pretty clear of snow but looking out onto the Wolds and Wykeham Forest, both higher ground were covered.

gemmak said...

I love these! :o)