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

Blackbirds with a brood

This handsome male blackbird has the right idea. Nutritious invertebrates are what a growing chick needs to make bone and sinew and …

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

Circles within circles

Do you ever feel that your life is a series of endlessly repeating circles-within-circles going nowhere? I’ve just had a shave, washed …

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

Blackbird

There’s a terrible racket coming from a bush nearby in the town centre. It sounds like a Blackbird is going absolutely out …

Brixham and Berry Head

I’ve only been to Berry Head in South Devon twice before. The first time I parked in the wrong car park, spent …

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

When Robin and Blackbird meet

Within bird species there’s a strict pecking order. It’s played out in battles over territory, food and mates. Robins are some of …

Blackbird at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Black Blackbird bird

I love how scaly male Blackbirds look in the sunshine. This one has a few white feathers. It’s leucistic to a tiny …

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

Blackbird on Westray

The light is beautiful on this Blackbird. Aren’t they perky birds? I first drew them in 1977: My drawings may not have …

Blackbird at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Brown Blackbird

Blackbirds are stunningly attractive. The plumage of the females is exceptional. It’s so subtle. Unlike the males. The males are definitely dressed …

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

Blackbird

There’s a Blackbird skulking and hopping around the path. I love them. If someone tells you they are plain birds, don’t agree …

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

Blackbird

There are Blackbirds at the top of many trees at this time of year. Their beautiful singing fills the air and gladdens …

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

Seaton Wetlands

Sunshine; warmth; the feel of spring in the air. It’s a while since I’ve felt that; and that’s also true for wildlife. …

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

Birds in the park

I’ve got a few hours spare this afternoon and the weather is bright. The forecasts are for dull weather for days, so …

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

Feathered friends

There’s time to visit Stover Country park and see some wildlife today. I’m taking my dad along so he can experience one …

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

A walk on Orley Common

Orley Common is a true common – absolutely no-one owns it or has ever owned it – it belongs to us all. …