Morning Dog Walk: A Few Small Birds

I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

There are plenty of small birds in amongst the Cork and Holm Oaks, this morning I grabbed a few shots as I walked through with Wally;

First I spotted a small flock of Greenfinch, as you can see from the photo, they are still building nests to breed. Everything seems a little late this year due to the spring rain.


Next up I spotted a few Short-Toed Treecreepers. This one was in the shade and blends in nicely with the bark of a Cork Oak. I plan on getting some close-up shots of these because they deserve an article due to the differences between this species and the Common Treecreeper.

Short-Toed Treecreeper

Lastly, a stunning Redstart, these seem to be very common amongst the Oak Trees and you can hear their song all over this area. However, even though they have bright red colouring, they are quite difficult to spot.


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