The humble fence post. They're all over the place, and in my opinion, they do a good job. They keep things in and they keep things out. I like them.!!
Please feel free to post any fence post shots that you may have.
This is an example of a fence post but they do come in different shapes and sizes.
They're well worth keeping an eye on because just like me, various other things also like fence posts.!!
Arctic Terns for example.
Meadow Pipits like them a lot.!!
So do Wheatears.
Even though this Linnet isn't actually on a fence post, he probably really likes them as well.
Snipe really like being on the ground but they're not totally against having a go on a fence post now and again.!!
Redshanks are of a similar opinion to Snipes.
This is fun.!! Really small birds also like fence posts, like this Stonechat.
Great big birds like Curlews also stand on top of fence posts sometimes.
As do colourful birds like Oystercatchers.!!
Hooded Crows take it in turns to stand on fence posts.
But Short-eared Owls like them all to themselves.
Fence posts are just great.!! You may even have one in your garden somewhere, they're well worth keeping an eye on. I might even start a fence post appreciation society.!! :-)
Lots of Yellow Wagtails around in September,.....Some sitting on posts
wonderful series of photos Paul C. I have one to add from Australia by my brother; not sure what type of lizard it is or whether you would class this as a fence post due to it being metal !
This is the Female's Mate. Again seen at Uphill but much shyer. I spent 3 long afternoons looking and waiting for this bird. It was well worth it.
Males have a black 'moustache' which has a red centre.
This Female Green Woodpecker is often seen at Uphill Somerset. She is very noisy and a pleasure to watch fly around. I often see her on posts around the nature reserve there.
Hi Dave your absolutely right. I recall on the day I went to see the Black Redstart at Brean Sands and It was very buddy with a Stonechat. They were getting on fine following each other around but a bully of a Robin was just chasing them both. The wren popped up from no where. The post was a favourite as you say.
Fantastic set of pictures Paul. Call me eagle eyed but I noticed the black redstart and lovely little wren are perched on exactly the same post. Must be a favorite spot
A Lovely little wren
A Beautiful Song Thrush
Black Redstart on fence post
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