Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I heard some rustling behind me....
and not long afterwards, decided to take the plunge and feed from the feeder about 1.5 mtrs away from me. I should have had my bribery pot with me....
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In reply to HAZY:
Thanks, I think with the parents help they may be able to put on a little more weight, the sunshine certainly helped the insect abundance although weather is changing to a bit of rain now :(
down the hatch !!!
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In reply to Germain:
Germain said:Did they manage 2 or more broods this year Hazy?
Not sure Caroline, these were on the coastal path but maybe with the wet May weather they either bred late or managed a late 2nd brood. The smaller one of the two really needs to put on a lot more weight if it is to make the long migration journey south of the Sahara so I hope it manages to fatten up a bit more; shame today was dreadful weather on the Wirral coast with more rain on forecast so hope the sun returns to bring out all the insects.
Below is a selection of youngsters seen on days out at Minsmere and Hazelwood Marshes recently.
Dartford Warbler eying up the Blackberries.
A Common Tern I think.
And a young Spoonbill flying over Hazelwood Marshes.
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