Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Although I saw lots of Beardies amongst the reeds along the Causeway (20 or so) and also a Cetti's Warbler in full view - my camera had the extender on (600mm) and it was the day I needed 200mm or even macro lol
The Bearded Reedlings ! are using the grit trays less these days so I found a completely different bird taking grit !
I had no idea Reed Buntings ate grit too
There is usually a Dunnock waiting along the path near Grisedale hide ! unfortunately no waxworms as the postman lost his way to our rental :(
We did see three Marsh Harriers at the far side of the Grisedale Pool but not close enough for decent pics. Instead you get a Pintail drake ……...
Glad I didn't stay in longer than 15 mins. to watch the rugby :(
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
Very nice pictures Hazel, sorry to hear the post did not turn up :(
That Dunnock next to the feeders is always there now and gets fed well to it was there when we went but was showing better the BT's :)
Rutting over on Blackamoor so nice to come across this one, in relative safety, and his 5 hinds... plus a few youngsters.
OK, so perhaps there was a White-winged Scoter out there somewhere (3/4 mile away in a heavy chop) ......
.....but this was happening right under my nose.!! Sheer bliss.!! :-)
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Always wanted to go back to see the fallow deer at Chatsworth and not been since I was a kid. It dawned on me that it would be a walkable from Sheffield over the moors, edges and woodlands so I tried it out yesterday. A few photos on the way but sadly got lost in a woods and by the time I made it to Chatsworth it was too late to get closer to the fallow deer although I did see them so not all was a loss.
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