Birds

A quiet day

A bit of water in the rio Chillar for a change and there were three young Ringed Plovers scuttling up and down as if playing, and I didn't have my camera. When I did have my camera, they had gone. Typical. But there were some Sandpipers bobbing along....
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Birds

Gorgeous Goldie

I saw the first Emperor Dragonfly of the new season today, flying up and down what little remains of the rio Chillar at the moment. Far too far away to get any sort of picture, unfortunately. Another first was with this rather nice Goldfinch....
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Birds

Warbling in the warm

This small warbler - Willow Warbler? - was busy eating and I fully expected it to immediately fly off as it was very low above the footpath, but it didn't. There are so many warblers and the differences between species are often slight, but I am tending towards Willow Warbler for this one....
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