Monday, 14 April 2014

April 2014 Ruff migrating through

I felt really lucky to get quite close to a Ruff at Slimbridge Gloucestershire as it was migrating through to its northerly breeding site. Moulting into breeding plumage it adopted this Redshank as an extra pair of eyes, and seem to follow it everywhere. It's amazing what partnerships can be temporarily formed when there is a mutual benefit.
Ruff Moulting into breeding plumage

Partners Ruff & Redshank

Oyster Catcher decided to get in close too

Saturday, 12 April 2014

April 2014 Great Crested Grebes

Its great to see these Great Crested Grebes nesting in the local park.  I am hopeful of getting a shot with the young on the parents back as I have always loved these shots.  I guess it's a matter of luck and being able to be there at the right time. Not always easy when you work full time!
Pair at nest


On Nest

Trying to be patient but this grass is irritating

Both birds attentive

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April 2014 Reed Buntings

Lovely bird the reed bunting. They can quite often be found in quite dry habitats as well as the more usual reedy environments.
Female Reed Bunting
Male Reed Bunting