Friday, August 10, 2012
Birds in England
(If you are unable to see the slideshow, click on this post's title to bring up the post directly, or, alternatively, click here to view the photographs. Thanks to Shy Songbird for identifying that issue, and thanks to both Shy Songbird and John at Hedgeland Tales for correcting my identification of some of the birds!)
The birds in the slideshow were photographed in parks in London (notably Valentines Park in Ilford), in our friend's backyard in London (through a window), and in Norfolk, including the spectacular Cley Marshes, which are part of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. I have done my best to identify each bird, but please, you experts out there, do let me know of any errors, and I will correct them.
I'd also like to give a nod to three great blogs that feature birds in England: John, over at Hedgeland Tales, ShySongbird's Nature News, and, Andrew at rambles with a camera.
A Spotify playlist of works by Thomas Adès and Benjamin Britten can be found at Music of England, Adès and Britten (with thanks to David Nice for identifying Britten's heavenly Les Illuminations and rollicking Young Apollo).
To accompany the post, I give you Benjamin Britten's Diversions: