30 Minute Riverside Wildlife

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Grey Heron

At one of my my local lunchtime spots I decided to wait a bit longer.

Lots of Canada Goose when I pulled up in my car. I then sat and watched some Little Grebes doing their thing.

Soon after the Cormorant made it’s arrival.

Then I noticed a Heron had appeared as if by magic from nowhere. Like the shopkeeper in Mr Benn.

For once, it actually took flight in front of my lens. Got a few shots of it.

Bye Bye Heron!

And finally, here’s a random Rook just for fun.

All in all, bit of a riverside bonanza today. All in 30 minutes.

Happy Friday! 🙂

Punk Rocker Chaffinch / The Unaware Sparrow

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A couple of silly shots from today.  Hey, it’s Christmas 🙂

 

Male Chaffinch with a neat hairdo

 

The Unaware Sparrow

Psst.  It’s behind you…

Buzzard Persecution

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Spent my lunchtime watching the various activites in the field near my workplace.

It’s only a smallish area but it certainly has it’s fair share of wildlife.

There are a couple of Buzzards that haunt the area. I frequently see them about. There is also a Kestrel that thinks this is it’s territory, as well as all the local Crows.

I watched the Buzzard first getting attacked by the Crows and then by the iddy biddy teeny weeny Kestrel.

The buzzard never really retaliated. Just moved on to another post or tree.

On the plus side, I did see it make a few kills.