Magpies

Magpie

At this time of year magpies gather into large groups and socialise.

Magpie

Whatever they are up to, it involves lively interactions between them.

Magpie

They fly about frequently to make an impression.

In bright light to becomes possible to see that the black in their plumage can appear as other brilliant colours.

Magpie

Violet leaves

Violet leaves

In a few weeks, the flowers will be giving their delicate scent to the air.

For the moment, the broad leaves are gathering as much sunlight as they can.

Rooks

Rooks

A pair of rooks by their nest. This pair are from the small rookery by Kinver war memorial.