haha, love it
nice shots just now of a skinny-looking robin, sparrow and the scruffiest blue-tit fledgling, it has looked like this for about a week already
Cheers. I did suspect that might be the case with it being summer. Will see how it goes as the winter comes round.
Rubbish photo but thread bump with a Curlew
Few from a short holiday in Anglesey. Oyster catcher in flight, cormorant, and the fucking gull that woke me up every sodding morning. Also saw a bunch of guillemots, but they were at the absolute end of my camera’s zoom so the photos are a blurry mess.
A Barred Owl in the Seymour Valley forest.
You saw more owl.
On that topic, spent a bit of time last night sitting on my front doorstep listening to owls hooting in the distance. Very relaxing. Unless you’re a mouse, I guess.
Just chillin with the gang at the pool
Loving that heron. “How do you do, fellow cormorants?”
This at the reservoir by Manor House?
Is that directed at me?
If so no, drop a pin in the centre of the UK, as far from the sea as you can get and it is about there
Red Kite on a low pass
Dix Pit, Stanton Harcourt?
Your description could equally be somewhere further north but it looks just like my local bird island.
No a place called Drakelow on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, it is within the grounds of the old power station, they counted 250+ Cormorants at the weekend around this lake
Thanks! I was really happy with the picture. There's a great writeup (not mine) of the trail we were on at https://bctreehunter.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/hiking-the-hydraulic-creek-trail/ .
We're in Edmonton at the moment and on my morning run I saw what I'm pretty sure was a Peregrine. So exciting, I never saw one before. It flew quite close so even with the phone the picture is kind of recognizable:
Big bird flying over Peckham right now, couldn't quite make out what it was through my binoculars. The local seagulls were mobbing it.
Kestrel - there were two, but one flew off before I could get a pic
I was out on my bike near Downe on Friday lunchtime and there was a huge raptor quite high up. Definitely larger than a Red Kite or Buzzard, I wonder if it was the same one you saw.
Theres a few sea eagles around - they drift over London and the home counties occasionally.
Thanks. I did know about them, but having not seen one I had no idea if this was one or not. I didn't really have a good chance to look at it as I had a car behind me and nowhere where I could pull off the road. It was noticeable large though, that's what caught my attention as I see buzzards and red kites around the downs regularly and it was too big to be either of those.
It’s also possible that you saw a White Stork, which have been successfully breeding not that far away.
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