I didn't realise what a treat I was in for when I went to do my other butterfly site today .... better weather than last time, lots of flutters including a Swallowtail that I failed to photograph because of these two
Pete, I now understand your enthusiasm - what a bird and what a flyer - she is wonderful and I feel very honoured and privileged to watch her hunting. I'm really sorry the photos aren't crisp but at least I have some - best viewed by opening them
In reply to Germain:
What a treat for you and us, Caroline. I've got a soft spot for all the plovers but especially for Dotterel since I had them running around my feet in Northern Norway. Looks like a juvenile. Dotterel is one of those birds in which the female leaves the male to bring up the chicks and migrates first. Well done on seeing Marsh Harrier (correction Hen Harrier) , beautiful birds which I've not seen very often.
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In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:Cin says Hen Harrier, Tony says Marsh Harrier, and Pete doesn't specify
Sorry, my mistake, I don't know why I said Marsh Harrier. Old age I guess. LOL
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