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  • Forgot to add this to the end of my trip shapwick heath...I stopped at the river on my way home as light was so good

  • Nothing overly special, though the ice around the pond fountain did look ornate, along with the iced netting....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:
    Lovely photo capture and wonderful to see the storks Hazel especially the returning Black Stork which is notching up the years ! well done, wish I was there lol

    Some years we search for weeks as it's very crafty & spends most of it's time in hidden ditches. Not so lucky today, went off to the town where there can be Wall-creepers on the old monuments in winter, but no sign, we only found discarded beer cans etc.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Good luck locating any Wall-creepers that are around Hazel, a lot of the time its just luck of the draw what you see but must be exceptional to see a Wall-creeper or any of the Storks; I've only seen Storks in The Netherlands when we visited friends a few years ago. Pity folks still discard their litter in the countryside :( wonder how they'd feel if their pet got tangled up in a beer can or swallowed harmful waste.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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



  • Real great to see them get along so well. Only once saw a single juvenile Black Stork.

  • In reply to HAZY:

    A great assembly of different birds, Hazel.
  • Just for interest, I spotted this at Pennington at the beginning of December ...

    I reported the ring and found out the bird had only been ringed about 10 days before in Gloucestershire. BHG's obviously like to get around!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Nice photo Nige and well spotted with the ring code, that gull was well travelled unlike one I reported a few years ago in my local area where the report came back that my BHG had travelled zero miles LOL it was also ringed pretty close to where I found it proving it was more a stationary homing pigeon than BHG  !

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Chaffie learning how the sunflower heart feeder works