Saturday, 22 June 2013

June 2013 Common Cranes in flight over Gloucestershire

Don't believe I would ever take these large beautiful birds for granted.  Here's hoping they will soon be a successful breeding bird in Gloucestershire.  They came so close this year. The young bird that hatched from the egg at Slimbridge didn't survive, but hopefully it will happen in another year.  They look so great in flight it's really exciting to see them.

Beautiful, Awesome Common Cranes. 

Monday, 17 June 2013

June 2013 Many birds now with young in Gloucestershire UK

Its great to get out early and find out what is breeding in Gloucestershire.  There are many birds with young now.

Black Headed Gulls

Newly fledged Sedge Warbler
Stretch those wings but don't loose balance!

Oyster-catcher chick well grown

Friday, 14 June 2013

June 2013 Thinking back to The Gambia Last year

Just looking back over the pictures from The Gambia.  A lovely place for bird life.  Really enjoyed my stay.  What a peaceful scene this guy on the beach with few possessions looking out over the sea, taking no notice of the vulture flying by.

Kotu Beach The Gambia

Monday, 10 June 2013

June 2013 Oyster Catcher Chicks growing well

It is great to see the pair of Oyster Catchers that I photographed earlier on their nest, having now raised three chicks that are doing well.  They are great noisy parents who chase away any potential predators vigorously.

Oyster Catcher with well grown chick

Saturday, 1 June 2013

June 2013 The beautiful Gilfach Nature Reserve Wales

Spent a lovely weekend at the fabulous Gilfach Nature Reserve in Wales.  Beautiful walks in oak woodlands and a long side a magical mountain stream.

River Marteg

Dipper on the River Marteg
Male Pied Flycatcher
Marteg River Valley

Male Redstart