February light

In early February, the cherry plum throws out the first blossom in random bursts of dazzling white along the dark lanes.

At Bough Beech in late February, a pair of Egyptian geese have a brood of young goslings that are paraded along the edge of the concrete dam. Garden birds are foraging intently at the bird feeders by the old barn; there are perhaps ten times as many blue tits as there are great tits and just a single pair of chaffinches. The day is a rare bright one, the prolonged bouts of wet weather that have prevailed for the past few weeks chill the little birds and limit their ability to find food.

Published by Steve Parr

Professional ecologist and amateur photographer. Love to travel and explore.

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