Another entry in the 100 Steps series started by Myfanwy Hart, taken in the park near my home –
There was a surprising amount of noise coming from these bushy weeds, or weedy bushes.
By approaching slowly and quietly, I was able to spot this little fellow as he caught his breath. There were lots of other similar birds sheltering or feeding, but they stayed in motion or out of sight.
A reminder of warmer days, high in the bare branches.
These plants have a very different palette from my first picture, a wintry grey-white-brown look. (And apparently they’re less attractive to small birds.)
Still, there’s nothing wrong with a few accents in red!