Birds

Paddling gulls

A couple of Yellow-Legged Gulls, Larus michahellis, were paddling on the beach this afternoon. They weren't bothered about being close to humans, but did shy away when a gaggle of pigeons approached along the beach....
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Birds

Taking a breather

Twice a day at the moment, flocks of young birds sweep up and down the street, hovering right next to balconies to feast on the bugs. They don't mind if humans - or even cats - are on the balconies as they are so intent on the purpose in hand, or beak....
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Birds

Bugging out

Under the wide canopy of a huge tree, dozens of small warblers were having a feeding frenzy, flitting from branch to branch to seek out bugs, sometimes digging them out of small holes in the trunk....
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Early feeders

A quick stroll and there were a few Black Redstarts merrily feeding, along with some Chiffchaffs, Sardinian Warblers and the odd Pied Wagtail. No waders at all this morning, very surprising....
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