Welcome to our back garden in North Oxfordshire...and meet our feathered visitors!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Yellowhammers

John was the first to spot the yellow-headed male yellowhammer in our garden last week. After several attempts to photograph him, I finally managed a few mediocre shots. Then, suddenly, I realized that what we actually had was a pair of yellowhammers -- even more special! I guess there's a nest nearby.

Yellowhammers have "Red Status" in the UK, meaning that their numbers have decreased rapidly. We'll do our best to help our pair as much as we can.

Here's the best photo I've taken so far of "MC" and "Amelie" Yellowhammer...and you can click on the photo for a larger version:


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