The Photo Gallery 230: Animals

>> Wednesday, 13 May 2015

This post is for Week 230 of The Photo Gallery over at Sticky Fingers blog (click here to see the other photos participating).  This week's theme is Animals...

You might have noticed that we're leaving Russia - for the foreseeable future - in the next few months.  Moscow is, of course, putting on a spectacular show for us now that we've decided to up sticks; the weather is warm, the trees are all in blossom, and we are surrounded in our suburban neighbourhood by the type of greenness that you normally only find when you stick a filter on your camera.  The city is not making it easy to leave it whole-hearted.

However, instead of showing you photos of birds and ducks frolicking in springtime I thought that I would - for once - play to the gallery (ha!  See what I did there?), and have trawled through my files to show you some photos I've taken of animals in the Moscow winter.

This was taken from our dining room window one March.  It's a Waxwing, by the way.  Don't you love his Elvis quiff?

This was taken on the walk to pick the Boys up from school in February - the tuftiest-eared squirrel I ever saw.

And this was also taken in February, on the canal behind the Boy's school.  You can see the hole the fish were caught in, on the bottom right.

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery


Mrs TeePot 13 May 2015 at 09:50  

Love the squirrel photo! All fabulous though

Coombe Mill (Fiona),  13 May 2015 at 09:58  

Love the squirrel, is it a red one?

ApparentlyAwkward 13 May 2015 at 13:00  

I love the bird - so fat and adorable! #thegallery

Susan Mann 13 May 2015 at 17:31  

Lovely, what great photos. xx #thegallery

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