… as the forecast appeared wrong, and the sun came out!!
As I arrived Colin's distant cousin was being harassed by some bullying gulls
Shortly after a heron came gliding in (I liked the effect through the tree's, even though I cursed when I actually took the picture as I thought the twigs would spoil it)
A bold as brass Robin landed no more than 8 feet away
The Heron Has Landed... hmmm.. doesn't have the same ring as "Eagle"
My usual walking area was under water again, so I crossed the river and had a short walk and was rewarded with a Kingie having a brief perch, and contemplating the clouds
(either that or he was scanning the water with just his right eye
There were half a dozen cormorants again, but only one picture came out semi decent
And as I headed to the car, Mrs and Mr Stonechat popped up to say hello. Not sure I've seen them by the river before
I decided to fill the feeders and have a watch over the garden, but unfortunately I managed to slip down the decking steps, giving my back a fearful whack, so now I'm sitting inside feeling sorry for myself!!
Edit: Sorry, Tony, no otters again, but they had been seen yesterday pm
Lot to learn
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Kestrel looks female to me PB so please send her to Colin to pair up with this season! Hope it's only minor damage to your back!
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Your trips to the river always seem to yield something good, PB. Really nice Kingfisher shots and the one of the female Stonechat is a cracker.
Sorry about the bruised backside.
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