Monday, 20 July 2015

Returning Already?

Colour-ringed Little Egret

Yes 'Autumn' migration s underway. Waders are moving Knot, Whimbrel, Dunlin, Common Sandpipers and Greenshank all in evidence. If only there was some 'quality' mud for them.

Little Egrets are now so common they don't get all the attention they deserve. This one had a few stabs at the sick gull before leaving it alone.

This one has nice yellow legs, however, the grey lores and pale iris mean it is not a Snowy Egret.

Smaller birds are feeding-up before they depart. This one sheltering from the rain under an Umbrella/Umbellifer.

Believe it or not this is a Whitethroat. Obviously a very tired adult and lacking the expected feather condition. A few weeks of good feeding and I'm sure it will look a lot smarter...

... like this fresh Juv..

Looking at the leg colour Chiffchaff methinks.

Yellow Shell
Camptogramma bilineata sp

Vollucella pellucens

The larvae of these scavenge in Bee and Wasp nests (threy're not thought to be parasitic).

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