I was delighted to get this photo, what a lovely pose from the squirrel. This was during a little trip out along the coastal road from Torbay to Sidmouth. The weather was so nice we just decided to get out in the car and it's a lovely time of year when the weather is good. The car parks aren't full, and some are even free, with the roads being quiet before the tourists arrive.
In Sidmouth we walked along the beach and then the main shopping street, but found this lovely churchyard behind the town in perfect peace and quiet and full of wildlife.
This is in the grounds of the Parish Church of St Giles and St Nicholas.
As you can see the churchyard is full of trees and if I'd had time I could have sat down and photographed so much more of the wildlife.
Back at home the seagulls are at last coming in to their favourite nesting sites, they are about a month later than last year due to the storms.
As many of you know I'm always disappointed by how few garden birds I get in my garden. Maybe it's because they already have all they need along the coastal path and so are not as hungry or dependent on us humans to feed them. However I was treated to some lovey visitors last week and managed to catch them on camera.
Goldfinches on the niger seed feeder, this is a long way down the garden.
A much better shot of a goldfinch in the early morning sun
A male Blackcap
and a lovely Blue Tit
All these photos were taken on the new camera and I'm really pleased with the results now after my initial problems with it. Seems there are a multitude of automatic settings which were on that I didn't want or need and a few that I needed on but were switched off! I have taken all the automatic settings off and have been getting on much better with it.
I took the dog out for a walk along the marina and caught these lovely birds together on the pontoon. The Black Backed Gulls look almost uneasy to be surrounded by something bigger than themselves.
Pretty colours of the houses on Brixhams hillside
The fishermen have been suffering due to the storms and the official reports are that they have lost about
£1 million so far, which is a disaster and I imagine life is a real struggle for them and their families at the moment. As you can see there are a lot of boats in the harbour.
To finish off my walk I spotted this little group of Turnstones resting on a small boat
We've had a very busy couple of weeks, hence my delay at writing a post. I managed to get the photos taken, but just had no time to download them or put anything together. Today is the first of March and the weather has been marvellous-just like spring. We managed to sit out in the garden and have a mid-morning cuppa, and I had my sunglasses on! I hope you have all been treated to a spot of nice weather too.
Hello and welcome to some new folks stopping by to leave comments recently and new followers Nath and Lynette. Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the blog.
Until next time, take care and enjoy the good weather