Sunday, 13 March 2011

Restful Day Just Watching Wildlife

This week has not been the easiest of weeks. The morale at work continues to be very low which is undertstandable in the face of so much uncertainty. I have also struggled with a lot of emotion relating to family health issues. Anyone that has experienced Alzheimer's in a loved one will possibly understand the effect it can have.
However, yesterday Andy and I took ourselves off to Cannock chase for the day and had a very welcome break from the trials and tribulations to relax with nature. I think I have said before that the locals have fed the birds there for years and as there are not too many natural predators nearby, if you sit quietly, the animals will all come remarkably close.
It makes for ideal photo opportunies so here is a selection from the day:


Great Tit

Male Bullfinch

Long Tailed Tit


Great Tit

And once again a few deer snook up to the birds feeding area in the hope of some for themselves!

It was a wonderful day in wonderful company. I wish you all a very peaceful Sunday :-)


forgetmenot said...

So glad you had a peaceful day in the country--my thoughts are with you as you face your problems. Life can be harsh many times. The bird photos are excellent--such "cute" little fellows. Mickie :)

Cathy Holtom said...

Your photographs never fail to amaze me, thank you for sharing them!

CherryPie said...

That sounds like a perfect day, away from problems giving you chance to get refreshed.

Your photos of the day a wonderful :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

those are great photos :D i really like the great tit ones :) glad you had a good day, but sorry to read about you having to deal with having a person you love deal with alzheimers. its never an easy thing to deal with for anybody involved.

poindextr said...

An afternoon in that park sharing the scenery with those lovely neighbors would bring me some peace too. Your photographs are splendid, as ever. We don't have such brightly colored birds here, it is a real treat for me to see the birds that live near you. Sending love and hugs xoxo

Carol said...

Amazing pictures! It's good that you found time to get away and doing something that brings you peace. With all the stress and pressure you'll have to do it a lot more often especially with spring right on your heels.

Bird said...

Fantastic images as ever Chrissy! The long tailed tit intrigues me as I've never seen one on the ground before - only flitting about the trees in little flocks. And I am envious of the bullfinch :) I am glad you had this chance to take a bit of time out and have some peace in nature. I am so sorry about the atmosphere at work and particularly for the illness of your loved one. Please take good care of yourself.

kaslkaos said...

Beautiful bird photo's as usual, except I just can't manage not to smirk when I see Great Tit. Here, the only tits to be seen are (hopefully) beneath bras (excepting life drawing, of course).
As to the Alzheimers, it sounds like you and I are on familiar turf? (in my mom-in-law's case, no diagnoses yet, but something like that is going on). Hang in there.

Macpurp said...

these are beautiful and hope they helped you relaz a wee bit. hope life gets a bit easier. hugs
much love
teen xxx

nothingprofound said...

Wonderful shots-I almost felt I could pet the birds. A day out in Nature, I find, is always a great stress-reliever.