Leighton Moss 23rd - 27th July 2018

This is going to be a little different I am starting this thread off with pictures taken today and working backwards just to be different :)

Some Bar-tailed-Godwits and Redshanks down at the salt marsh this morning.

Got these wrong they are Black-tailed-Godwits not Bar-tailed-Godwits

Bar-tailed-Godwit

Little Egret

Green and Redshank

Greenshank

Redshank

Grey Wagtails

Reed Bunting

Got this Bank Vole on the reserve.

  

Jim

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  • Great start with the pics Jim, lovely to see the waders, Waggies and Bunting the bank vole is very cute !  You got back home just before the rain and wind started !

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Lovely shots Jim especially the Bank Vole.

    Looking forward (or backwards in the case of the photos) to seeing more.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Great Bank Vole shots.

  • In reply to Kevin Coffey:

    Thank you Hazel, I have to re-name the Bar to Black-tailed-Godwits, and the rain did not start till this morning and then it was only a shower.

    Thanks Alan, I will be getting more ready very soon :)

    Thank you Kevin.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    A few more from yesterday.

    The Nuthatch was that close no need to crop :)

    And this could be FMR came to me hand for the mealworms.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Good to see the birds by feeding logs as I didn't really photograph them this visit.    Poor birds look positively tatty as they moult !

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to HAZY:

    They were and I felt sorry for them :(

    Some from Thursday.

    Not sure if this Wren is a young one or one in moult.

    Coal Tit in molt.

    Marsh Tit.

    Crow dropping a mussels to try and open them and it worked.

    Ruddy Darter? dipping pond.

    Marsh Harrier.

    Stag showing the height of the reeds this year.

    Heron

    Holly Blue.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Some superb pics there Jim. I'd say your moulting Robin is a actually a juvenile that has almost got full adult plumage. Several of them were hand feeding when we were there in June, so it might be one of those. There were two at the feeding log. One of them was a hand feeder but its territorial rival was more interested in having a scrap.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    You are right Paul, he does look in good condition, sadly a lot of the others don't :(

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    very nice additions Jim,  well done getting the roe deer as it was often only showing its head/back as it was half hidden down in the ditch that runs behind Grisedale.  

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    Regards, Hazel 

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