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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Melodious Warbler

I apologise for not blogging much, but the vegetables in the garden, and the fruit on the trees, are stealing all my spare time while I preserve the overflow ready for winter when the garden is basically bare.  Here are a few photos I took while picking blackberries and I realised I had company.   I have lots of photos to go through, not only my own, but from Christelle in South Africa as well


The Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta).






See also my Photodairy with lots of flowers and insects.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

27/07/2021 A thief in the Garden!

Eurasian Black Cap juvenile (Sylvia atricapilla).
 
Just checking....

Nope nobody looking...

Those raspberries look good...

Excellent...

Yum Yum...

Haha, there is no more left for anyone else. 

   

See also my Photodairy with lots of flowers and insects.



Sunday, 11 July 2021

11/07/2021 Photos with thanks to Christelle from South Africa.

 
Bush Shrike
Southern boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus)...

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African crake (Crecopsis egregia).
An extremely rare visitor to the Eastern Cape where Christelle saw it - see map below...

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Christelle's husband taking photos with the large lens.  Christelle has a very small Canon that takes great photos

 Breeding Summer visitor.
    Resident year-round       
The red mark is where the bird was seen and in July, South Africa's winter.      
   
   

See also my Photodairy with lots of flowers and insects.

Friday, 2 July 2021

02/07/2021 A few sightings away from home.

Not often we go anywhere now (thanks to COVID) but this was a day out that ended up in a disastrous trip home.  An accident on the highway with two trucks, one that burst into flames, and we were stuck in a traffic jam. It was well over 3 hours in temperatures of 40 C (104F) before the police sorted things out and moved the traffic down the emergency lane to an off-ramp.  A 1½  hour trip took us over 5 hours.   Never the less we did get to see a few birds before all this happened!

Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus)...

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Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus).

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Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)...

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See also my Photodairy with lots of flowers and insects.

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

27/06/2021 Still trying to catch up!!

We did not have many cherries this year, but what we did have, many were knocked to the ground in the high winds.  The birds thought they had a special treat! 
Young blackbird (Turdus merula)...

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Great spotted woodpecker, male (Dendrocopos major)...

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Travelling a bit further afield to La Rochefoucauld and the Tardore river, we saw this Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea).

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These geese were also having fun in the Tardoire...

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See also my Photodairy with lots of flowers and insects.

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