It's that time again for your best three photos. Looking forwards to seeing them.
Party time tomorrow so I am starting this thread tonight :)
The best of May thread is Here for 2018
Lovely choice of photos Jim;
JamesParty time tomorrow so I am starting this thread tonight :)
Amazingly, all three of my choices are pretty rare sightings - generally speaking.
No.1 has to be one of the young Cetti's Warbler doing a little wing stretch
the next has to be the unexpected visit to our garden from a juvenile Crossbill or two ……. or three
and another special garden visitor and temporary resident was a Purple Hairstreak butterfly which unusually landed at ground level - they spend most of their time in the Oak tree canopy.
Very nice Hazel, three nice finds and your young Cetti's Warbler picture is getting about a bit too :)
Just going to were the fire was at the back of my sisters it’s another sisters 60th Birthday so having a party so plenty of beer and food so I will be staying the night even if its only a mile away from here lol
And hope your party goes well too :)
Jamesthree nice finds and your young Cetti's Warbler picture is getting about a bit too :)
Its on facebook too :)
With your full name :)
Its on facebook too :)
The best time to see the Cetti was when you were down at the Salt Marshes Jim so if you manage to get back soon head to the dipping pond between 7am and 9am and good chance it will be there as you enter the dipping pond boardwalk (in trees/shrubs on right) Better hurry before it grows up lol
My three are all from my visit to Slimbridge last weekend.
Med Gull in full summer plumage
Black-tailed Godwit practising some new ballet moves
Spoonbill doing what spoonbills do ..... waving that bill about
Fantastic pics Tony, three really special birds.
Here are my 3 photos
Short eared owl, hunting in the late evening
A hare siting at the side of the road
And finally, a curlew
I've had some really good bird sightings this month but most of the best photos are actually insects. However, this Piecatcher has to go in. I'm the first to admit it's not a brilliant photo, but for me it was the best sighting I've had this year!
I'm really not sure if this Four-spotted Chaser wasn't able to pump itself up properly but it does make a really dramatic insect shot - taken at Darcy Lever Gravel Pits
And I was able to fill the frame with this feeding Silver Y moth at RSPB Dove Stone
So there you have it, last month I said any month with a Cetti's in it deserves to get on the thread …. and this month I have another Cetti's and it hasn't made the cut!! Teach me to keep my mouth shout :)
A lovely variety of shots this month, lots of different species.
My three favourites are:
Herring Gull (2cy)
Mute Swan family
Very nice Tony.
Very nice Martin, love the curlew picture.
Nice catch with the Piecatcher Nige.