Saturday, 25 June 2016

June 2016 Sparrow hawk preparing meal for the chicks

This Sparrow hawk was busy plucking an unfortunate bird before it goes to the nest.  The female appears quite aggressive as she comes across to accept it.

Male Sparrow hawk with lunch

Friday, 24 June 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

June 2016 Sparrow Hawk still repairing nest

It seems quite strange to see this bird that you normally see dashing along flat out hunting birds, just gently breaking off twigs to add to the nest.  I know the chicks have already hatched as it is also bringing in food.

Male Sparrow hawk gathering nest twigs

Sunday, 19 June 2016

June 2016 Early morning start payed off. Male Sparrow Hawk.

One of my very favourite birds the Male Sparrow hawk.  This one after bring in food for its young began breaking off branches to add to the nest.

The beautiful male Sparrow hawk

Friday, 17 June 2016

June 2016 Young Oyster Catcher almost independant.

After seeing many of the Avocet chicks succumb to predation from Gulls it's great to see this Oyster Catcher chick looking strong and almost independent.

Oyster Catcher chick being shown how to forage

Sunday, 12 June 2016

June 2016 Fulmar Bempton Cliffs

I love watching the Fulmars as they effortlessly glide on their stiff wings along the coastline cliffs.

Super glider the Fulmar

Friday, 10 June 2016

June 2016 Precious chick being well looked after.

They are keeping a careful eye on this chick who is now a week old.  They need to though with marauding Herring Gulls always present.

Common Crane diligent parents
 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

June 2016 Common Crane a lot of growing up to do!

Its amazing that in a few moths this crane could be as large as his father.

Someone to look up to.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

June 2016 I visited the sea bird colony at Bermpton Cliffs East Yorkshire. UK

I love to spend some time watching all the action of a sea bird colony.

Fulmar pair interacting

Northern Gannet collecting nest material

Guillemot on the edge 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

June 2016 Common Crane born at Slimbridge WWT showing for the first time today!

I am so willing on the Grade Crane Project which aims to re-introduce a self sustaining population of Cranes to the west of England.  This little youngster was showing for the first time on the 2nd of June.  Good luck to him.

Common Crane born at Slimbridge WWT today