First there was one and then there were three

Ever since I missed an opportunity to take a photograph of a blackbird making use of the pond, I’ve been on the lookout for another. The birds are generally too quick but yesterday I was in luck.

I’ve had to move the pond plant further down the pond, as the birds were knocking it over when bathing.

Taking a photo through a window when the sun is beating down on you is quite a tall order. Not least, I couldn’t see through the lens, so took a number of shots. I had seen a second pigeon arriving but didn’t realise until I looked at the results of my photography that there were in fact three birds.

Things seemed amicable but they all flew off soon after the above shot. Perhaps they were having a pool-side meeting.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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17 Responses to First there was one and then there were three

  1. The camera often has the better sight 🙂

  2. gaiainaction says:

    Yes agree with both of you, often when I have not noticed something, like a small creature of so, and then on the photo I see it 🙂 it is always a nice surprise. Helen, just lovely to see your pool being used by the birds! And cool photos! Enjoy your weekend, here it’s gales and rain 🙂

  3. I love seeing birds splashing in the pond – I hope your blackbirds stay around

  4. Carol Anne says:

    Awe! How cute! ❤

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