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Lago di Alviano

Marsh Tit - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

In a clearing in the forest

How cute is this character? It’s a Marsh Tit in a clearing in the forest here in Italy. We’re at the Lago …

Nuthatch - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Nuthatch

I’m watching a Nuthatch come in to a forest clearing in Italy and pick up sunflower seeds. They are quick. There must …

Blue Tit - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blue Tit in the forest

It’s beautiful light in the forest as a Blue Tit approaches: A cloud obscures the sun and the colours of this bird …

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

There’s a Great Spotted Woodpecker in this Italian forest. I hear the cry “Picchio Rosso Maggiore” and see it approach: This woodpecker’s …

Kingfisher - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The King of Fishers

The views of Kingfishers I’ve had before were fleeting. A brief glimpse of a flash of a bluish-emerald jewel disappearing over the …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Robins, Robins everywhere

We’re at a nature reserve in Italy, a WWF Oasi called the Lago di Alviano. There are European Robins here and they’re …

Marsh Harrier in Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Rusty Circler

It’s still early when we reach the lake at the Lago di Alviano. It’s a place of mists and muffled sounds. There’s …

Grey Heron - Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Incoming Heron

There’s a Grey Heron incoming: I just hope it avoids the unsuspecting Pochard sleeping on the lake: And as soon as it’s …

Helvella crispa - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Elfin Saddle

We’ve taken a trip to Alviano to see the birds in the forest and on the lake. We had a fabulous time …