Aerial View

Saturday 2nd December 2000, West Yorkshire
starlings STARLINGS perch on next door's television aerials like notes a stave.

coal tit A Coal Tit feeds at the seed hopper. Today, for once, it isn't chased away by the Blue Tit that has laid claim to the bird table.

dunnock bathing In the mid-morning sun a little brown bird is walking on the water plants at the edge of the pond, a miniature equivalent of the moorhen. It's a Dunnock, which starts bathing - dunking its tail and flicking its wings - punctuating the routine with the odd peck, as it notices some small pond creature that it has stirred page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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