Wandering Through Photographs

Sunday, July 24th 2016

We try to find something different to go on the blog and also try not to repeat things, but it is not always easy, so a trawl through recent photographs was needed.  These are totally unrelated!

How long will it be before the Grey Squirrels are raiding the Hazel nuts?  They usually try them first to see if they are to their taste and may wait a while before completely raiding the trees and scattering the shells over the paths.

Hazel Nuts

The grasses have grown tall, some are over five feet! 

Grasses

Dithery Docks, the name I was taught as a child, or Quaking Grass to give it its correct name has lined several of the paths.

Dithery Docks

Although beautiful vegetation can be a nuisance when trying to focus on a small bird feeding and drinking using the pond weed leaves to stand on.  If you peer through the grasses a brown splodge can be seen!

Grasses in the way!

The bird ringers have been out checking a Sand Martin colony and it is hoped to visit it this coming week.

SAnd Martin Colony

Another site was visited today and the net rides are just a little different to those found at Foxglove!

Net ride

Net ride

Net ride

Obviously the different habitats where these net rides have been prepared catch different birds.  A Lesser Whitethroat juvenile was caught and ringed.  A rare catch.

Lesser Whitethroat juvenile

I wonder what this young Reed Warbler was thinking, as it watched what was going on.  He was in no hurry to fly off!

Young Reed Warbler


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