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Friday, April 22, 2011

Change of Plans

I was meant to be out with dad today but he phoned very early to say he had had an awful nights sleep and so he'd stay in.

So I headed to the forest.

I soon added to the yearlist with House Martin and Common Whitetroat.




And not long after that I heard my first Cuckoo, saw a Lesser Whitethroat and was pleased to see a Common Tern sitting on the tern raft (lets hope a second turns up soon).

There were 5 Grebes on the lake and I was concerned I couldn't see any young as all the nests seemed deserted.

This chap displayed for me.









But hang on what's this? A STRIPY HEAD BABY ATOP MUM!!! There is a second in there somewhere - saw them both later.


As I was drinking my cuppa (ok and eating a sandwich!) this chap sailed into view.









A couple of Cuckoos flew across the lake then this chap came in.



Record shot of a Common Whitethroat


Well think I'll spend the rest of the day at Dad's in the garden.

4 comments:

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos, Pete especially like the mute swan portraits. You did well to get the Common Whitethroat photo - I had no luck yesterday as every time I raised the camera they flew off!

Glad you've seen your first cuckoon and common tern :D.

Hope you had a great afternoon with your dad.

Attila The Mom said...

Wow, those were fantastic!

Tricia said...

Some excellent spots by the sounds of it and love the Grebes :)

The "bump" (not technical term!) of the mute swan cobb is extremely pronounced and looks slightly separated from its head... not seen it quite like this before.

Pete said...

@RR - yes nice afternoon. I wish I had got a pic of dad when i arrived. sitting in lunger in garden, Mouth open, eyes shut and listening to his walkman

@attila - thank you!