27 days since I came across the nesting kestrel in the local valley. This is from today, google says 27 to 29 for the first egg to hatch so hopefully I will see a hungry young ones head poking up shortly. The male is on guard duties around the field and today I saw him distract off a crow that got too close to the tree.
In reply to Bob S:
Fantastic Cuckoo video & photo Bob.
A Common Whitethroat singing beautifully- but the strong wind whistling into my cam´s microphone is quite annoying...
A Black woodpecker male comes to the nesting cave to feed the little ones . Shortly the peak of one of the youngsters beaks is visible. Aswell their begging sounds can be heard.
They stop AT ONCE when their dad utters a call. After two more calls he climbs in. Too bad I missed the actual feeding and his flight away...
A pair of Lapwings in the shallow water of a pond...
All three videos made in and around Veluve National Park in the Netherlands.
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Only a few very quick clips taken on old iPhone5 but to show you some of the garden birds on my lap ! At one stage the GT was a little too close to focus.
In reply to HAZY:
That first great tit needed a bigger beak!
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