love the young green woody Alan, haven't seen a GW for ages
Haven't seen our LLTs for a lot more than a month, then we had this little poppet arrive:
It rather overshadowed our robinette hopping around on the ground.
Lovely Ian. Young LTT's are very appealing as is the Robinette.
A very long distant shot of a young Common Crane with its parent at Slimbridge. Good to see at least one has survived although I was told there were two. Didn't see both though.
He came swooping in on those massive wings, then he hovered for a bit before landing for a photoshoot. :-)
Relocating from moorland to farmland before 12 August arrives.
Very wise, Bob! Did you point the way?!
Here's a couple of young'uns
Water Rail chick
Young Blackcap, similar to female, but female has reddish brown cap
Little Grebe chick
Great Tit youngster
Moorhen chicks with mum/Dad
even the BHG youngsters look exotic
Brilliant photos Terry, I've never seen a Water Rail youngster before so wonderful to see what they look like.
Thanks Hazel, caused a bit of excitement among some of the local birders, seems that I've now officially confirmed the 3rd year of breeding Water Rail at Rainton Meadows. :-)
turbomancaused a bit of excitement among some of the local birders, seems that I've now officially confirmed the 3rd year of breeding Water Rail at Rainton Meadows. :-)
Great set Terry. The Water Rail chicck is really special. So different from how they turn out as adults.
Hazel, Tony, thanks.
Another Black-headed Gull, up close and personal.!!
Sometimes lying flat out on a stony beach can have its benefits (although getting back up isn’t great when you’ve lay there for a while) :-/
super photo Paul, worth the aches and pains to get a capture like that one ! wait till you get to my age, it get's worse with addition of cramp too lol
Hazel, You are a spring chicken! You'll feel more your (young!) self after you've been to the dentist!
Terry, Love the juvenile Water Rail!
Paul, Great pic! Did you have a quick few zzzzzs while you were down there?!