I have not been near a bird today to my knowledge. A fairly tempestuous start on the G+ front followed by a day of chores culminating in a grand emptying of the godown. We are now officially godown-less. Hats would have been hurled in the air if we had had a) the energy and b) the hats.
So I dip into the archives and go way back to the halcyon days of December 2013. It seems so long ago and yet, and yet it was but 2 weeks ago. Or a month in the case of these images. Here are the male and the female Daurian Redstart.
Perhaps not looking quite at her best but it was chilly. She looks just a tad put out that I was intruding on her ablutions. He on l’autre main is a minor popinjay. Greying a little on top but silver is so very distinguished. A jaunty cock of the head, complete self-confidence. They are dare I say, the perfect couple. Oscar would have been proud of them.
I am not sure what tomorrow will bring. The temperatures will fall overnight and I can see from the stats that fatigue is setting in with the readership if not quite yet with the photographer. Perhaps I shall throw a sicky tomorrow. Whatever the outcome please be assured that the redstarts will still be here for your enjoyment.