Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Bark Like Fire

Betula ermanii looking beautiful in winter

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Trees and Corvids in the Snow

I love the snow, and it's rare enough in the UK to make a fuss (though, yes it is somewhat embarrassing that a light fall causes the whole country to grind to a halt). These photos were actually taken three years ago, but I wanted to share them out here as I don't have the liberty to just go for long walks whenever it takes my fancy these days, and I'm sure it looks just like this around the Avon Gorge right now!

A clattering of Jackdaws (Corvus monedula in Betula pendula)

 Two for Joy (a pair of Pica pica in a mixed coniferous-deciduous copse)

Crataegus monogyna

Corvus corone

 The Downs

Corvus corone in flight

Quercus robur as if draped in ermine, fitting for a Royal tree

Corvus monedula