Rather a cute youngster learning to fend for himself, although the parents were not far away and keeping a watchful eye on proceedings.
Despite lots of rain recently, barely a puddle to be seen in the former river. However, the undergrowth is a bit more lush and the birds were out in force today for a bit of a feeding frenzy.
There were lots of Blackbirds, Turdus merula, around today, some of them quite friendly. Strange beaks when you see them up close.
It was a gloriously mild morning, no wind, clear skies and a flat calm sea, so a quick early wander.
It was surprisingly warm in the sun today and I even had to remove my jacket at one point, quite early on in fact. No wind blowing down from the snowy hills, fortunately. Plenty of birdies around, too.
A beautifully warm winter’s morn, water in the river, lovely contrasting colours and plenty of the regulars coming out to play.
It may have been a bit windy, cloudy and cool in the shade, but at least it wasn’t raining.
This Blackbird, Turdus merula, was constantly using his wings to aid balance as he went after some delicious looking blackberries.
The warm weather has returned, despite being a bit cloudy now and then, with temperatures in the mid to high twenties. Still a trickle of water in the lower reaches of the rio Chillar, more in the middle section now.