Friday, March 23, 2012

FFF55. Signs of spring.

Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Wood pigeon.
Magpie. (Morning Sir.)*

Blackbirds.
Some sort of crow.
Unidentified, large, brown, bird of prey.**
(Must look that up when I get home.)

Pied wagtail.
Collared dove.
Another magpie. Two for joy!
Lots of small twittering things in a tree.

More blackbirds.
A second crow, carrying a twig.
Squirrel!

Sparrow.
Robin.
Squashed young badger.

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55 words for the G-Man. Because it's Friday.

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* A single magpie, to avoid the bad luck of 'one for sorrow', must be saluted.



** I thought maybe hen harrier because I know we have them round our way, but a look at some photos suggests buzzard was a possibility. I could tell the difference in the air - but this thing was sat on the hedge.

12 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. I just love the birdsong at the moment - so much of it from really early on before it's light - just gorgeous to see them flittering around .. and today it's warm ... Certainly you express Spring here - cheers Hilary

Heaven said...

Very nice spring images...Well its springtime here too ~

Happy day ~

Akelamalu said...

Oh I was so happy reading this until I got to the last line! :0

Brian Miller said...

squashed young badger kinda caught me off guard...but that is all part of nature as well....

MorningAJ said...

Sadly it tends to be the yearling badgers, who are moving on to make way for this year's cubs, who meet their end on the roads.

joanne fox said...

Lots of twittering going on all along the railway embankments while I was waiting for trains today. Lovely.

G-Man said...

A lovely Brit Ode to Spring!
I feel all Vernal now..:-)
loved your 55 AJ
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Katherine Krige said...

Up until you squashed the badger, I was smiling & hearing all the birds in my own trees around these parts. Life cycles, I suppose

Lydia said...

Masterfully composed 55, all light and airy as wings until......smash!

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely 55. Even the squashed badger is all part of Life's rich fabric.

Linc said...

Very familiar--and welcome!--signs. Cheers!

snafu said...

Very springy