10th April 2012
I have hardly seen any of these beautiful birds all winter and I was walking through a local conifer plantation when a flock of about 200 birds took off from the forest floor.
What a shock, I managed to fire off a few shots with my Canon 300 F4.0 before they disappeared up into the canopy. They were singing as they flew, what a wonderful sight and sound.
The males are starting to develop their summer plumage, absolutely stunning.
Please see UK Birds.