The Young of 2018

  • In reply to HAZY:

    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.

  • In reply to IanMSpencer:

    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.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Herring Gull.

    He came swooping in on those massive wings, then he hovered for a bit before landing for a photoshoot. :-)

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    Relocating from moorland to farmland before 12 August arrives.

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    Cheers,

    Bob

    My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobs_retired_now/

  • In reply to Bobs_Still_Retired:

    Very wise, Bob!  Did you point the way?!

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Here's a couple of young'uns

    Water Rail chick

    Young Blackcap,  similar to female, but female has reddish brown cap

    Little Grebe chick

    Young Goldfinch

    Great Tit youngster

    Moorhen chicks with mum/Dad

    Moorhen juvenile

    even the BHG youngsters look exotic

    cheers  Terry

    my photo's here

  • In reply to turboman:

    Brilliant photos Terry, I've never seen a Water Rail youngster before so wonderful to see what they look like.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    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. :-)

    cheers  Terry

    my photo's here

  • In reply to turboman:

    turboman said:
    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. :-)

       I bet it drew in the crowds and lovely to hear of the breeding success.     At one stage a few months back, those of who visited Leighton Moss were almost tripping over adult Rails along the pathways at Leighton Moss and thought they were going to have to re-write the books on these shy elusive birds ! 

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to turboman:

    Great set Terry. The Water Rail chicck is really special. So different from how they turn out as adults.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream