Sharing lunch with friends

by Helen Hooker December. 06, 2017 920 views

After spending yesterday wrestling with my accounts I needed to get out of the house for some fresh air and exercise this morning so I headed to Hatfield Forest. I took a gentle stroll down to the lake, photographing one of my favourite old hornbeams on the way. I then grabbed a cheese toastie from the cafe and took it into the fishermen's shelter to get out of the cold wind.

As I ate I slowly became aware I was being watched. A flock of jackdaws had lined up on the nearby picnic tables and eventually they found the courage to come inside and eat the crumbs left on one of the tables. With the food gone they flew off and I continued to read in peace and quiet, pushing my plate to one side of the table.

Suddenly I heard a fluttering of feathers beside me. When I looked up I found myself face to face with a robin who was keen to clean my plate of its cheesy morsels. I had no issue with this so I let him stuff his little beak while I took some pictures. After all lunch is always better shared with friends, even if the conversation is a little one sided!

6 December 2017

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 10 months ago

"Wrestling with my accounts" - I'm so with you ... But you had as a reward the perfect models in front of your lens and you made the not only the best pictures of them but really perfect pictures. Stunning beautiful!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, accounts are a trial at this time of year! Glad you like my feathered friends :-)

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

You never fail smile

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Antonio!

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Abigail Gossage 2 years, 10 months ago

Love the jackdaws!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Abigail! They are such characterful birds.

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Manuel Moavero 2 years, 10 months ago

These shots are so amazing, I love how you take these feathered friends!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Manuel Moavero 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you so much Manuel!

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 10 months ago

what and awesome opportunity you had! Love the story and the photos. Thanks for sharing

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Pete!

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