It was a beautiful afternoon on Wednesday so Limpy and I decided to spend a few hours at Minsmere. It was a bit on the quiet side bird-wise but the same couldn't be said of the insect life:
Speckled wood butterfly
Four spotted chaser dragonfly
A pair of common blue damselflies in flagrante delicto!
I love common terns. This one was hovering near the Wildlife Lookout.
Another common tern, from the South Hide. Love the attitude!
An avocet coming in to land.
Finishing with a black-headed gull overlooking the South Scrape. Sadly, there were fewer of these on the Scrape than usual, with fewer chicks - but on the plus side, I'm told there are more avocet chicks around.
Hope you enjoy these.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
Really did enjoy your excellent pics Clare, so clear & colourful!
BTW, there is a Herring Gull visitor to the garden feeders practically every day this past week, very unusual, must be desperate to brave such an enclosed space!
2013 photos & vids here
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(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
In reply to Clare:
Here's my Gull on 20th June
They never used to land due to confined space & the resident Kestrels but since Colin not around so often these days .............!
My bird photos HERE
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:do you mean having a hop skip and jump?!!
I mean indulging in a little boogie woogie.
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