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In reply to HAZY:
Thanks Nige and Alan,
Nigel O said:
I don't think I've seen one all summer.
to be honest Nige (and Alan), it's the first time I'd seen a Great Egret * since around February time and it was like a bus …… wait for ages and then 3 turn up at once lol
* I refuse to refer to them as Great White as it sounds too much like a shark !!! this was eating fish too although not enough to fill it up lol
Complete with lunch in mouth....
If it's any consolation, I too feel calling them a Great White for short, makes it seem like you're referring to sharks....
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In reply to PimperneBloke:
Scarey Starey Cormorant!
Brilliant photo PB, you certainly managed to get nice and close.
A couple of photos from two days ago; I'm making the most of photographing the swallows outside our residence before they disappear off to Africa - I sure will miss them.
Yesterday there were 22 of them on the telecommunications wire; do they normally gather in larger groups and join other flocks before they fly off ?
First here's the adult Swallow
getting those wing stretches in, limbering up before that long perilous flight ......
and next one of the juveniles ..........
"I'm watching you Mrs" .............
narrowing it's eyes at me and the camera - or just nodding off ? lol
perhaps it was thinking "she's got those camera settings all wrong" !!
what little beauties these youngsters are ......... yet to grow their long streamers
copying Mum or Dad doing those stretches !
Nice to see ... especially the youngsters critiquing your technique!
HAZY said:do they normally gather in larger groups and join other flocks before they fly off ?
I must admit I haven't seen it much over recent years, but when I was a youngster, just as swallows arriving was the sign of summer, I remember that dozens of swallows lining up on the power or telephone lines in the evening was a sign of their imminent departure and that summer was over. Back to the present and just this past week, I've started to see a flock of 50+ over the moors, so the families would certainly seem to be coming together.
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