Another beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and blue sky without so much as a breeze so took advantage of a walk around the parkland on our doorstep. We counted 27 tufted ducks on the mere, there was a pair of wigeon although too distant, the G.C.Grebes were maintaining their strong bond and the herons were still organising their nests on the island and then the buzzards came overhead.
took lots of photos of the buzzard but will leave it at four; still a bit of a struggle with eyesight juggling binoculars, eyeglasses and camera so not as pin sharp as I would have liked as I'd only just photographed the herons and had no time to change settings ! normally within seconds the buzzards have soared away again but this time it stayed low over the fields.
next, a very smart tufted duck (m)
one of two coots paired up
A crow perched on high surveying his domain ......
and the heronry ....
think this one had a lQQk of surprise lol looks very pale grey so is it one of last year's young ?
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Another lovely day by the looks of it Hazel and super shots of the buzzard! Was pretty grey here today..sun popped out a couple of times though
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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In reply to Nigel O:
In reply to Seaman:
Wendy S said:We are seeing a pair displaying from our kitchen win dow, I'm hoping we can find a good safe place to keep an eye on the nest.
Look out for that "roller-coaster" courtship, I remember seeing this courtship display above our old house and it was spectacular to watch and jaw dropping as we watched them locking feet/talons and tumbling down rapidly from the sky !! Gotta love birds, doesn't matter how many times you see them, there are always special moments to witness and behaviours to fascinate us.
Nigel O said:I hope there's no eggs in the beginners nest yet - they'll fall through the gaps!!
LOL Nige !! he's Billy or Milly -no-mates at the moment by the looks of it and got the wooden spoon when it came to choice of prime nests !!
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