There’s a Country Park near me called Stockgrove, which is a great favourite with dog walkers, and of course birds. What makes it special for me, is that most of the birds are used to people, and not too shy when it comes to having their picture taken, or letting you get close to them. Not all of them of course, the Jays are still very wary, and the Woodpeckers still prefer the sanctuary of the woods; but a lot of what I’d call ‘garden birds’ will come and see what you are about. And one of the reasons for their friendliness is lots of people put some seed in certain places for them, so it makes getting some shots quite easy.
So here are a few of the posers.
The shy Jay