I usually only photograph my cherry blossom tree in spring when the blossoms do their thing. The tree has really got big now and I can nearly touch the top branches leaning out of the bedroom window. When the sun goes down, and there’s no light and shade anywhere else, the tree top is always bathed in golden rays. Of course you can’t tell it’s golden because I’m doing black and white 😀, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Of late, my Happy Eater tree has been taken over by a herd of starlings. They are voracious and the bird food disappeared rapidly each day. After a week they then brought their (huge!) chicks and any food I put out was gone by mid-morning! I know they are apparently declining in numbers, so I kept it up for about a week, but then could no longer stand their discordant squawking, their massive shits everywhere, and their bullying of the rest of my visitors. So I stopped the food and just left a few fat balls out in the hopes the little ones would get some. After a few days, no more starlings appeared, so I risked refilling the feeders this evening and so far no starlings. The robin is back, the blue & great tits are back, a thrush, a couple of blackbirds and the spuggies and their babies. Happy days again on the Happy Eater tree!
He looked so cute sitting in the feeder cap!
Caught the sun hitting my tree on its way up this morning.