Sunday, July 29, 2012
It was very quiet and just as I was about to head back to the caravan I noticed a Spotted Flycatcher and quickly found it to be one of a pair flying back and fore a nest which upon checking held four young which were very near to fledging and will probably be out of the nest within a couple of days.
The parent birds were resonably confiding and I managed a few shots that I was quite pleased with.
Monday, July 09, 2012
We then called in to Talybont Reservoir on the way back to the caravan where the highlights were a Common Sandpiper flying down the opposite shore and a couple of female Goosanders in flight.
There were several House Martins nesting on the "pumphouse" at the dam end which was another photographic challenge,unfortunately I also witnessed the demise of a youngster as it fell from a nest and despite a valiant attempt succumbed to the cold water.
Had a look around the lake on Sunday morning hoping to get a photo that I was unable to get last week which was a juvenile being fed by a parent bird.
There were loads of Common Blue Damselflies on the wing and they were easy pickings for the Reed Warblers and I managed a few of the shots that I wanted,even managed one of a Common Blue being "ejected" from the other end of one of the birds !!
Monday, July 02, 2012
A nice surprise though was a party of four Treecreepers (two adults and their two youngsters) moving through trees near the sailing club,managed some nice shots but wasn't quick enough to get one of a parent feeding a youngster.