Friday, 3 August 2018

Where are the Birds

 This is the time of year when birds are not that visible.
They are still rearing young and also the foliage makes it more difficult to find them.
So on this walk I didn't have much luck finding them.

This House Sparrow did put in a partial appearance.


This male Blackcap was too busy eating Elderberries to pose.


This Blackbird had taken a bath and was adopting those strange positions to dry out in the sunshine. 



The Greylag just didn't want to hang around.


The female Mallard was still asleep.


The Mute Swan was busy driving off interlopers to his territory.


The Black-headed Gull was taking in the sun.


Beef Cattle were easy to find, some of which were stood under the trees sheltering from the sun and avoiding the flies. 


Fish. Just looking over the bridge and there they were.



Here are a few scenes from the walk.














This thistle flower was popular.
In attendance was a Brown Argus, a Gatekeeper and some kind of fly? 



Of course there are many butterflies now that have seen better days, like this female Large White.


A pair of Small White still had the right idea.


Note the brown grass, which is a typical scene at the moment after all the dry hot weather.


18 comments:

  1. What a lovely walk you had and you do see wuite a lot Roy. Of course a lot of the birds are in moult and will not be as obvious. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. To say there's not much about, you've taken a lot of great shots!

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  3. Lovely photos and so typical of this year! We were a little further upstream near Islip yesterday.

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  4. I love the photo you took of the swan, amazing pictures all around. I love the quality and clarity of these pictures. Thanks for the share, have a fantastic rest of your day. Keep up the posts.
    World of Animals

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  5. Looks like your live by the water! Looks lovely. Really enjoying those butterfly photos, keep them coming for me. We just saw a Bonaparte gull for the first time, has the blackish head also.

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    1. Thanks Nora. The water are just three lakes inland.

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  6. That's right,
    there is a time few birds to see but you still have a nice collection to make. From birds but also from the view and butterflies :-) The pictures of the fish in the clear water are truly unique.

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  7. Great images I like all .. Greetings

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