It's not what you expect on a winter's day on Primrose Hill. Bursts of bright plumage - and darting between branches, birds with a wingspan as big as a buzzard's.
These are two pet macaws being given a bit of exercise by their owners.
Look at the length of those tail feathers!
Primrose Hill is no stranger to the colourful and exotic - the place is bursting with ageing music stars and actors. But this was just something else ...
A piercing January sun in a crystal clear sky - a beautiful day with wonderful winter light, but bitterly cold. I set out in the afternoon to Primrose Hill - the view of the vantage point, against the setting sun, was at least as dramatic as the city panorama those above were admiring. In the terraces below, the waning sunlight was caught in reflections of ground floor windows.
And on the way back from Primrose Hill towards Chalk Farm and on to Camden, there's an eye-catching mural.
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