Magpie almost directly above me in an oak tree, aware I was there and unworried.
Hellebore flowering, spotted in a front garden.
Little grebe at a favoured spot on the canal, directly below Compton Lock. It was diving for fish a couple of times a minute, and seemed to be coming up with a small one every time.
An old oak tree forming part of the border of the Smestow Valley Nature Reserve’s Barley Field.
Close-ups of two of the West Park Canada geese.
Profusion of catkins on a hazel tree on the margin of the Barley Field, looking from a distance like heavy rain falling.
The leaning remains of Bridgnorth Castle, with St Mary Magdalene’s Church behind, seen from within the Castle Grounds park in the town.
One of a pair of wood pigeons which were industriously pecking away at bare patches they had made in one of the lawns of the Castle Grounds park, Bridgnorth.
I sat down for a snack on one of the benches along Bridgnorth’s Castle Walk. Almost immediately, this female blackbird began prospecting only a couple of yards away.
One of the deciduous conifers in West Park, bare of needles for the winter, a section of its trunk reflected in a puddle.
Cormorant, in full breeding plumage, shaking its wings on a rock in Minster Pool at Lichfield recently. There’s a lot of pictures in this set – I didn’t realise the camera was in burst mode.
A clump of crocusses just as they were beginning to open. These were growing near the Conservatory at West Park.