Thanks to Austin Thomas for sharing these great flight shots taken in his back garden during those quiet grey winter hours.
Dunno about you, but if I got Willow Tit coming into the garden, you'd need a crowbar to get me out - handy to see a shot of one in focus, after all my blurry efforts on the east coast.
Ah well, c'est la vie.
Austin explains: "It was grey end to the year and a characteristic grey start for the beginning of this year. However, despite a very prolonged spell of dull and overcast there were glimpses of sunlight, so I set about trying to photograph some of the small birds out for a free lunch in my back garden over the festive break.
"Here are a few of my recent ones.
"The Great Tit was the "easiest" but it has taken me over a year to get the Coal Tit in flight".
Thanks again Austin.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...