Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Little Bird


After the most unpromising of weeks, four and a half inches of rain since Wednesday, today has, after a very wet start turned into one of those perfect autumn days, the sort you want to put in a bottle and save for a rainy day in January. A photogenic day and plenty of photos in the can, to play around with during the week. Mr Uhdd went out first thing, in full foul weather gear,thermals, waterproofs, boots and wooly hat, to attend a course on building dry stone walls, he will have been hot! But far better that than being pulverized by horizontal rain and sleet whilst learning how to do a three dimensional jigsaw with lumps of rock on a windswept hill (he was snowed on on Friday, when he was out running on the hills.)

Has anyone got any idea who this is  please?

Little bird 2

A wee sweetie of a bird, who was flitting around rose bush, whilst BiL (my brother in law) and I were sat on the steps having a mug of tea in the afternoon sun.

Little bird 3


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Little Bird

  1. Pleased to hear you had a lovely autumn day. We have nuthatches here, and that little bird looks a lot like one to me. 🙂 I am fascinated with dry stone walls and was fortunate to see a demonstration of one being built at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth in 2000! I know that there is a need for people to help repair them throughout Britain and volunteers who join up to do this.

  2. That second photo is terrific! I think that it is a delightfully named Chiffchaff

  3. I think your right Flighty, looks like it’s time for it to move off to warmer climes.

  4. Nice to know that the sun did shine somewhere today. We have had a day with rain and storm. The “bird identifier” page is very useful. I have never heard “your little bird” here in Denmark.

  5. Very cute little bird.

    I’d like to attend a course on building dry stone walls. It sounds interesting.

  6. Yep, it’s either a chiff chaff, or some kind of warbler. Lovely close up shot.

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