Early Bird

It's been a bit of a chilly start to Winter, Autumn was really long and warm but Winter has come on really suddenly. Personally I love winter, I love cosy things like big hats, blankets and especially crisp mornings. After my trip away I wanted to see my regular birds so I got up early last Saturday morning and ventured down the road to my local sanctuary.

These duck prints along the boardwalk made me laugh. Just a sign that no matter how early we are, the ducks were earlier.

These duck prints along the boardwalk made me laugh. Just a sign that no matter how early we are, the ducks were earlier.

Stunning scenery as the mist rises from the valley.

Stunning scenery as the mist rises from the valley.

I only went for a quick trip as I have a massive to-do list in my head that I wanted to get on with, so here are the birds I saw - I didn't actually take that many photos - most of the sanctuary was still in shadow so photo taking was quite difficult.

I really love not only looking at birds but also the patterns in nature, this fungi especially really stood out, how amazing is that fluorescent orange?!