22 July 2012
A lazy Sunday in July
An Osprey and Black Browed Reed Warbler at Yakumo today.
It's that very quiet time of year, not much around anywhere. A pair of Great Crested Grebe in full summer plumage offshore at Yakumo was a surprise and the Grey Wagtails have appeared on the local river as they always do at this time of year (they have already bred further upstream).
Some of the Black Browed Reed Warblers were still singing but most were feeding their young, difficult to get a shot of this.
They must have nested in a patch of long grass next to a pile of old stinking fishing nets. Yuk.
There are 3 or 4 pairs in this small area of wasteland near the rivermouth. The young birds eventually popped out to take a look at the world on a dullish Sunday afternoon in July.
I spent a couple of hours hoping the Ospreys would do something interesting. They didn't.
My god England's bowlers are being ground into the dust by South Africa. Errrr........I thought we were supposed to be good these days?
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