Where Birds Were


There are a lot of really excellent bird photos on the internet.
I've got to say though - it's been done to death.
People are getting bored with them now and are clamouring for photos of where birds WERE, not where they ARE.
So here's a photograph of where a Yellowhammer (Emberiza non-citrinella) was before it flew off.
I'm rather proud of the total lack of bird, no feathers whatsoever in detail - glorious or otherwise.
I feel I've captured the very essence of its absence. Its 'gone-ness' if you like.
A lack is so profound it seems to infuse everything around it with total not-thereness.
(if you're unable to make out where it isn't - it's not on the post in the middle)
Bird photographers ask yourselves, do you really want to be part of the problem - or are you going to be part of the solution?
Get this


  1. Phil
    here's a specular ring necked parakeet over my house in Wilmslow this morning.... missed it by a fraction of a second... what do you think?

  2. Thanks for making me smile...


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