Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Yellowhammer


This little bird is a Yellowhammer it's numbers have decreased alarmingly over the last 25 years probably due to modern farming practices. They are now on the red list of endangered birds which is a real shame. Found on hedgerows and bushes they feed on grain and seed.
Fortunately for me we have quite a few living on the hedges that run alongside the canal, they seem quite used to people so you are able to get near for decent photographic opportunities. Such a pretty little bird!

11 comments:

smalldot said...

nice shot

chasity said...

it's a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. so sad when we get rid of such treasures because of our "advancements"

glad you could capture this beauty

Elaine said...

Lovely photo of a pretty little bird. I enjoy seeing the many different birds you have on your side of the pond.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful little bird. It resembles a bird here called a pine warbler.

Thanks you for the info you left on my site re: the Egyptian goddess!

S. Etole said...

such a sunny yellow ...

T. Becque said...

Nicely done!

Sandra said...

a beautiful and colorful bird, a stunning photo..

Montanagirl said...

That's a beautiful shot of just such a pretty bird!

Gretchen said...

Just absolutely gorgeous! Your work is truly stunning!

Chris said...

Yes a really pretty bird not so easy to get pictures of... You got it well. Well done, the picture is perfect!!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Well captured. Thanks for the additional information on the bird.