Sunday, 24 February 2013

Mallards resting under overhanging Alders at Wollaton Lake.

Walking by the lake at dusk I noticed a small bird clinging to the base of an Alder trunk. This Goldcrest allowed very close views as it searched for food 'Treecreeper fashion'. It seemed unusually lethargic and flew weakly from the base of one trunk to another with wings half open. It was fluffed up to the max in the cold. It was an absolutely exquisite little bird and wish I was a better artist to do justice to it.

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