My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Sunday, 26 May 2013

The sun was shining on the Forest...and at Rye Meads!

Not many times I can say this, but the A27/M23/M25 were splendid today.... I've never seen such little traffic - actually pleasant driving!!

And it was a corker of a day - really warm, sunny and the sky bedecked with blue!

Got to the Forest - little about in the way of birds, but I've reason to think one pair of G.C. Grebes just MIGHT be staring a family again :D

Having a chuckle with a few of his mates

One of the new National Trust signs that are say you CAN, rather than please DO NOT !!

And a trip over to Rye Meads

A Pochard having a wing stretch...

and a female having a bath!

The Kingfisher was bringing food to the nest... rumour has it the chicks should be fledging soon.  He's already been seen (from the internal camera) cleaning out a new nest for the next brood

A sleeping Pochard

 Saw only 1 common Tern - who was chasing of black-headed gulls!

A cormorant arrived - much to the annoyance of the black-headed gulls.

 and a rather battered Peacock flutterby!


Pete said...

like the kingfisher but that Mallard is the star!

oldcrow61 said...

I love the sign re: touching the trees. I'm going to make one for here.

Ragged Robin said...

A lovely selection of birds - it was so lovely to see the sun yesterday :)

Roy Norris said...

Superb Kingfisher shots Tricia.

Tricia Ryder said...

Was a happy chappy that Mallard Pete.

OC.. that would be good :D

Thanks Caroline... Rye Meads can be a bit 'samey' but always like going there

Thanks Roy - my best to date.. the hide is packed at this time of year though

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