I know there is a redpoll in this picture. Your challenge is to find it.
I went for a lovely walk along the Basingstoke Canal yesterday morning from Odiham to the ruins of King John’s Castle and back again. My walking app worked properly and told me I had walked 3.68 miles.
I actually spotted about a dozen wrens, none of which were on my side of the canal bank and few of which would sit still long enough to let me get a decent shot.
I also spotted three little things with red blotches on their heads. Referring to my bird books I am going to say that they are redpolls. Not only have I never seen these birds before, I have also never heard of them. And that just shows what you can learn when you start paying attention :)
It is there, honestly, look closer.
My wren photographs are marginally clearer.
And camouflage gear … and a portable hide … and a couple more camera kits so I don’t have to keep stopping to change lenses … and to win the lottery so I can afford these things, quit my job and spend all day sitting in the middle of nowhere taking photographs.
Yes, yes, I know I’m delusional :)