Spring Cherry blossom photos

It’s that time of year again when our little Cherry tree decides to blossom. This usually happens in late March so bang on time this year. I took a few mornings out to photograph the birds that visit. The vast majority of these are Starlings and House sparrows but the odd Greenfinch and Goldfinch turned up too. I guess you could call these typical UK garden birds, they’re certainly typical for our garden.

These were taken on a Canon 5D MKiv and 500mm lens from about 20ft away, for anyone interested in the tech side of things.

Cherry blossom photos

A Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) perches among cherry blossom.
A Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) perches among cherry blossom.
Starling among spring blossom on a Cherry tree
Starling among spring blossom on a Cherry tree

Probably our most common visitor, it gets noisy as hell when the young turn up later in the year

A Greenfinch perches among cherry blossom
A Greenfinch perches among cherry blossom
A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) perches on a cherry tree covered in blossom
A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) perches on a cherry tree covered in blossom

The House sparrows are busily building nests in our eaves and a bird box we have up by the kitchen at the moment, we’ll see how successful they are!

Starling among spring blossom on a Cherry tree
Starling among spring blossom on a Cherry tree

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