Birds

Recent local outings

I have been on a couple of little walks recently although we are now back to wind and rain, including thunderstorms.  A quick walk around Fobney Lock was very quiet but I did watch a pair of Kestrels chasing each other and a Green Woodpecker took off from the path right in front of me. No great photos but...
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Birds

Damp morning at Dinton

The cold damp mornings are really good for seeing spiders’ webs as they glisten with dew. and some webs just look a big, sticky mess… and a few late Darters were trying to catch a bit of warmth on the footpath and among the shrubs by the path. When the wind blows, trees that look green turn a lovely...
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Birds

Dry times

Just popped past the river…well, it’s now just a couple of puddles and that’s about it. The mouth of the river has totally dried up. Odd birds still bathing or trying to get food from these puddles and this little froggy looking forlornly at the dwindling water supply. He could only just get his toes wet! Poor thing. Plenty...
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Animals

Bury Down

The weather is extremely hot so I haven’t been out much in the day but I have tried to get out early in the morning or in the early evening when it is a bit cooler.  We like going to the Berkshire Downs in the early evening but while it is nice for walking, the light is terrible for photos...
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Birds

In the garden

These are just a few oddments from the garden, as well as a short video.  Some of the photos are taken through the kitchen window, as usual, starting with one of the first baby Starling this year. This next photo is of bubbles in the pond which reminded me of a cartoon face,,, and two shots of the recent...
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Birds

Hosehill Lake, Theale

I have had a couple of short trips to Hosehill, one of which was just as it was getting dark (about at the moment, here). There was a lone Egyptian Goose on one of the rafts on the lake, looking very pale and without its usual dark eye patch.  We also watched at least 200 starlings come in...
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