I've been out a fair bit recently, hence the lack of blogs and blog visiting. I've also spent some time updating my website with some new pictures.
Here's a few.
A very confiding Lapwing. A shame I didn't get the exposure right though.
Not the best of pictures, but it's here because it was my first Cuckoo of the year.
This is probably my best shot of a Cetti's Warbler. There's one at my local lake, so if you read that blog, you may have seen this picture before. Worth a repeat though, I think.
A visit to RSPB Minsmere, in Suffolk, the other day, with Trevor, and we saw some cracking birds. A great reserve; just a shame it's so bloody far away.
A male. A small group of these were 'pinging' away in the sunshine, and giving some good views; albeit a bit distant.
And then a Marsh Harrier flies by .........
........... and you begin to wonder if it will get any better.
Well, the sun shone, and we saw plenty of other birds.
Some Sandwich Terns were getting down to business, and a large group of Sand Martins were nesting in a natural sandy cliff face by the visitor centre.
It's not all birds there either. We just missed seeing an Adder, but we did see some Red Deer.
A Blackbird was busily collecting worms most of the time we were there.
I later found his nest tucked away in some brambles, with 3 or 4 quite large chicks.
A visit there isn't complete without seeing the next bird.
They were 'booming' all day, but it wasn't until the end of our visit that we eventually saw one.
And then Friday, my birthday treat to myself. A trip to Paxton Pits in Cambridgeshire.
A site that is pretty much guaranteed this time of the year, to have, amongst other birds, Nightingales.
We were not disappointed.
Well, that'll do it for now, I think.
Have a good one.