Be Active - A Winter Walk

"I am new to photography and am a little wary of digital cameras, and I never know what to take photos of. I found the 'Photographic Scavenger Hunt' activity a great way to make me think about framing my subject and I really enjoyed looking for things. I never knew the place I lived was so interesting! "

Winter birds

You may well encounter a few foraging birds on your walk. Blackbirds tend to be more numerous in the winter, as our native birds are joined by those over-wintering from colder countries. They are sprightly birds, hopping quickly forward a few feet, and then pausing, taking off suddenly whilst letting off a chattering call. Robins seem particularly fearless of humans, and may hop quite close to you to take a look. They are regarded as our National Bird by many. In winter, like blackbirds, our resident robins are joined by immigrants from colder regions, but these robins are less tame than those native to Britain, so if you encounter a friendly robin, it’s likely to be British!



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