The weather was positively Summer-like today so – after watching Jenson Button win at Monte Carlo – I took a speculative trip to St Marys.
Speculative, because I didn’t expect much: sunny Bank Holiday weekends there are usually mentally busy.
Surprisingly though, it wasn’t too bad when I got there. The beaches were busy (the tide was in too) so no waders, but elsewhere on the site it was actually possible to find a quiet corner.
I have a soft spot for Meadow Pipits (“Mipits”) and decided I would try for some images of Mipits on the small wild rose bushes there: they were in flower (the roses, not the Mipits!) and I figured they’d make for a pleasant scene.
Heavy crops, but I was right, I think…
On the corner of the wetland a male Blackbird was putting in an occasional appearance, looking quite striking in the sunlight:
This is the time of year when proud Starling parents are teaching their youngsters the ropes.
Most juvenile birds are really just slightly tatty copies of their parents, but young Starlings could pass for a different species:
They’re every bit as noisy as the adults though!