Woke up to a dull cloudy morning so headed first to the salt marshes to see what was around ......
Avocets were there in reasonable numbers ........,
a communal nest dig was going on !!!
those curved bills looked perfect for the job !!
Little egrets were around too but most birds were too distant for decent photo ops
Not sure what this duck is !
Black-headed Gull chicks
and surprise surprise .................... a long way away but nice to see through binoculars !! ................... can you recognise the white bird ? !
No doubting that bill !! great hair style too :) !!
despite having to hard crop this photo it was nice to have a record shot of the Spoonbill
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Wendy S said:Nice to see a good number of Avocets Hazel, have they bred there this year ?
Hi Pete, yes they did breed but sadly I was told their offspring have been heavily predated this year and only saw 1 chick there today.
My bird photos HERE
Lot to learn
It may have been a grey day, but definitely not grey photos Hazel, nice to see the avocets, and a spoonbill as well.
I guess it won't be long now before the avocets fly off, which reminds me, I'm stalking the weather pages at the moment, I understand Burton Mere has bittern youngsters.
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