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Sunday, June 17, 2012

17th June

I have just returned from a couple of days visiting my wife’s mother. I did get out for a couple of hours both mornings, though the birds were fairly quiet and keeping down in the stiff breeze. The light on occasions was great, but not when I wanted it.

Here are few hurried shots.

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Barn Owl keeping on the right side of the road as it heads towards Cley’s NNT Reserve. Luckily the road was quiet at 6.15am.

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A few waders

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Sandeels are in season

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Hobby at Hickling NNT Reserve

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When it was in the air it was chasing and catching Four-spotted Chaser dragonflies, pulling their wings off and eating them. Always just to far away. It was great to watch though.

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I do not know how I managed this, but I don’t always know how I have managed lots of my shots.

3 comments:

linda ashken said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos.
You may be interested to know that on a POM hunt I chanced upon a kestrel nest with 3 chicks that looked to be on the point of fledging in RichmondPark

Tony Duckett said...

Hi Linda, if you could email me the location I would love to take a look. You can email me at arduck1958@yahoo.co.uk

birdman_euston said...

19 Jun:

Kestrel 2: pair together at 05:55am in large poplar outside SE corner of Cricket Pen, area 31. Female seen later hunting from low perch on edge of Open Spaces near area 35.

Chiffchaff 1: 'Paul' sang briefly at 06:45am from Leaf Yard Wood, area 40/41.