At Mereshead the approach to the first hide is down a widish path. There was a large number of Sparrows, Blackbirds and Yellowhammers. The ligh was great and this particular bird was quite confiding. Canon 40D with Sigma 50 -500mm lens on tripod.
These birds are abundant throughout the uk apart from some highland areas and north western parts of Scotland. Despite holding some 792,000 estimated territories Yellowhammers are red endangered status.
They can be seen all year round. Seed eaters their declining population gives them red list satus, a real worry.
I got loads of shots and a batch where the birds were more distant but with the lichen and berries I think they are very atmospheric.