London winter birds

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Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus at One Tree Hill Local Nature Reserve

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Ring-necked parakeet, Psittacula krameri at Camberwell Old Cemetery

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Magpie,ย Pica pica perched at Camberwell Old Cemetery

Set: Night Lights

These pictures were taken in the winter of 2008. Darkness falls at about 4pm at its peak in London, and much of our wintry lives are spent indoors, at bus stops, in cars or under street lamps. In general, winter is a time for artificial light. I am intrigued by the old street lamps of London, many now disused because of environmental policy, but I’m also interested in their purpose. They light our safe passage at night, and in some cases are a little like light houses. I enjoy the way they light trees, accidentally, and how branches can sometimes look like limbs reaching out from an abyss. View this set on Flickr.

ยฉ Daniel James Greenwood, 2011