Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Day 65 - Wednesday 5th March

"Explore”
When I think of the word Explore I think of nature and it made me think of yesterday. When I got to work yesterday there was a small Chaffinch hopping from car to car furiously tapping at car windows because he was looking at his reflection, obviously thinking that it was a rival male Chaffinch challenging him for his territory. I didn’t have my camera but made sure that I bought it to work this morning.
I pulled up in the car park this morning and the little bird was nowhere to be seen. I was very disappointed. As I walked across the car park I still couldn’t see him, but I could hear him. So I hunted him out and quickly put the zoom lens on my camera and took lots of pictures of him.
He was jumping from wing mirror to car door and was just tapping away at his reflection. He was so lovely and so colourful. He was so engrossed in defending his territory that he let me get quite close to him to take the photos. Out of the 30 odd pictures I took these were my favourite:

6 comments:

knitkath said...

Fantastic pics, how nice of him to co operate!

willowthewysp said...

Awwww!Claire! These pictures are amazing!

Shirley said...

Fantastic shots Claire, great to see and such beautiful colours on him :)

Mary B said...

Oh wow they are great photos and so clear,well done you and I do hope that little fellow gets a mate and settles down soon lol

Beejay said...

Beautiful pictures.

Kay said...

Wow what perfect pictures well done on catching them.