My eldest boy and I went out to see a white bird at dawn this morning. A barn owl.
But we saw it not.
We didn't see much bird life to be honest because -
what we did see was a beautifully-foggy dawn.
And a black bird.
Cronking high over our heads and high over the fog.
A first for me away from the coast and a first for my eldest (that he'll remember anyway (he has seen some ravens on the Isle of Wight but he was only 4 or 5 at the time and he doesn't remember that).
We had a lovely walk around our foggy local countryside this morning (listening to tawny owls, grey partridge and redwing in the gloom).
A few photos I took at the time can be seen above and below.
Perhaps I should have made the photos black and white (the conditions certainly would have made monochrome photos suitable)?