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Friday, 24 June 2016

Redshank on a post!

Popped into RSPB Greylake on a break today.
  This time of year it's not very busy as the vegetation is so high that it's hard to see the birds!
However they are about and you will see them if you are patient!
 I didn't have to be patient in the tree top hide though, as a very confiding Redshank stood posing on a post right in front of the hide for 15 minutes! It didn't mind me opening the window and clicking away, it didn't mind when someone else came into the hide and we chatted away quite loud....it seemed to know we were no threat! Usually they are very wary birds and difficult to get close to!
  Just before I left the hide I saw a Bittern in flight in the distance and managed a record shot....I think it landed in the main reed bed where one has been 'booming for weeks!

Below are some pics of the posing Redshank and some other pics i've managed from the last week or so, including more Poppies, dogs playing at my local park and a Marsh Harrier.

^Above^ - The posing Redshank!

^Above^ - I saw it yesterday from the Lookout hide too!

^Above^ - Bittern passing in front of the hide!

^Above^ - Goldfinch at Greylake.

^Above^ - Big hairy caterpillar crossing one of Greylakes paths.

^Above^ - Marsh Harrier at Greylake yesterday!

^Above^ - Heron at Greylake.

^Above^ - Moorhen climbing to the top of the Bullrushes to take the seeds!

^Above^ - Pretty moth in the Lookout hide at Greylake.

^Above^ - Poppies at Westonzoyland airfield

^Above^ - Swallow at my local Somerset park.

^Above^ - Young Jackdaw at the park.

^Above^ - Rook at the park.

^Above^ - Blackbird with worm at the park.

^Above^ - Beautiful Pink Rose.

^Above^ - Dogs playing at the park!

^Above^ - Finally, our Flat Coated Retriever, Charm, at the park! :)