Travellers Joy - Cameos of Birdlife #3
The frost today is everywhere - a heavy hoar frost covering the fields and hedges; all a sparkle in the early morning winter sun. In the hedgerow, a restless, roving party of Long Tailed Tit weave through frosted beards 1 ...
bumbarrel roving through the hedge travellers joy
Just a few at first, then five, no seven; twelve now. Everywhere - all around! And then they were gone. Restless travellers full of joy.
Other birds are on the move too - a Great Tit oils it’s rusty hinge; Blue Tit ring out their joyful bells, and Nuthatch whistle from the churchyard beeches.
Spring has sprung (well almost 2).
The header image is from an original acrylic painting of long tailed tit by Jeremy Paul - a Manx-based, award winning, wildlife artist, and is used here with permission.
A completely self taught artist he works in acrylics, developing his paintings in many layers of paint with extensive use of underpainting and glazes to alter the tone and atmosphere of the works. His aim as a wildlife artist is not merely to illustrate but to impart the atmosphere of the setting and the feel of wildlife in its natural environment.
You can see more of his stunning paintings here ... Gallery
The recording by Stanislas Wroza is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-SghareAlike 4.0 license. This and many more can be found at - Xeno-Canto