Diving Robin, Moorhens doing Peacock impressions and Tits, Finches and Starlings galore!

Happy New Year everyone! :D2019 started in much the same way as 2018 ended, with me photographing little common birds, either out of my kitchen window or down the at RSPB Greylake.  I haven't gone very far afield so far, although I did visit the c...

Happy New Year everyone! :D
2019 started in much the same way as 2018 ended, with me photographing little common birds, either out of my kitchen window or down the at RSPB Greylake.
  I haven't gone very far afield so far, although I did visit the coast at Portishead and photographed some different birds, such as Rock Pipit, Pochard, Linnets and Moorhens, who looked quite amusing when a breeze behind them caused their feathers to flay, resembling a kind of small displaying Peacock!! :D
    One of my photo's, a diving Robin from Greylake, was shared on BBC Earths Twitter account and was also one of the Photo's of the Week at Bird Guides HERE

  I also started my new photographic Year List for birds seen in 2019.
The list and photo's can be viewed HERE and will be regularly updated as the year goes on.

I aim to beat last years total of 162 species, which will be a tough challenge!
   I'm currently on a pretty miserly 39, but the year is young! :)

Below are all the pics taken so far this year, starting with the diving Robin pic mentioned above.
 Thank you all for reading and viewing! 







^Above^ - Robins (and Blue Tits) at RSPB Greylake in Somerset.

























^Above^ - Starlings at RSPB Greylake.




^Above^ - Woodpigeons at RSPB Greylake.








^Above^ - Blue Tits at RSPB Greylake.




^Above^ - Great Tits (and Blue Tits) at Greylake.





^Above^ - Dunnocks at Greylake.
















^Above^ - Chaffinches at Greylake.









^Above^ - Reed Buntings at Greylake.



^Above^ - Goldfinch at Greylake.





























^Above^ - House Sparrows ar Greylake.


^Above^ - Redwing at Greylake.





^Above^ - Rooks near Creech St Michael in Somerset.




^Above^ - Robin near Creech St Michael.





















^Above^ - Moorhens and Moorhens feet (or dinosaur feet!!) at Portishead in North Somerset.






^Above^ - Mute Swans at Portishead.






^Above^ - Pochard at Portishead.


^Above^ - Tufted Duck at Portishead.


^Above^ - Mallard at Portishead.




^Above^ - Greylag Goose at Portishead.


^Above^ - Canada Geese at Portishead.






















^Above^ - Black Headed Gulls at Portishead.


^Above^ - Black Headed Gulls and juvenile Herring Gull at Portishead.







^Above^ - Juvenile Herring Gull with a roll being chased by a Carrion Crow at Portishead.






^Above^ - Woodpigeons at Portishead.



^Above^ - Rock Pipits at Portishead.


^Above^ - Robin at Portishead.










^Above^ - Linnets at Portishead.


^Above^ - House Sparrow at Portishead.



^Above^ - Dunnock at Portishead.




^Above^ - Goldfinch at Portishead.















^Above^ - Carrion Crows at Portishead.


^Above^ - Distant Kestrel at Stathe in Somerset.


^Above^ - Kingfisher at Stathe.




^Above^ - Singing Blue Tit at the top of a conifer in Bridgwater, Somerset.



^Above^ - Redwing at Stathe.


^Above^ - Lapwing at Stathe.


^Above^ - Fieldfare at Stathe.


^Above^ - Jackdaw at Stathe.



^Above^ - Female Kestrel at Stathe.


^Above^ - Long Tailed Tit at RSPB Swell Wood in Somerset.




^Above^ - Marsh Tits at Swell Wood.




^Above^ - Blue Tits at Swell Wood.






^Above^ - Coal Tits at Swell Wood.





^Above^ - Female Blackbirds in my Somerset garden.




^Above^ - A fluffed up Greenfinch in my garden, I don't think it was well. :(