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Tuesday eighth of October
Dunno if that’s a rush, reed or grass. 🙂
Grebe parent with a fish and junior hurrying to grab a beakfull. Can’t be long before they get kicked out now.
One of the last peacocks.
Ian’s dog in the Ryton and willow leaves showing their silvery undersides in the wind.
Great crested grebe parent and child. Is there a way of telling the gender of grebes?
Just some Pics of our local kestrel.
This guy I occasionally see walking up & down t’ canal asked me to take some pics of his two dogs. “I’ll pay for the film …” quoth he. Don’t think he’s digital minded 🙂
Walked up to Lady Lee nature reserve via pond & canal.
Ian and dogs nearing Morse lock on the Chesterfield canal.
A small white on nettle leaves.
In the entrance field, as I was about to dive in to the underbrush, a kestrel appeared overhead. Low res pics herelink
A couple blown up:
Took a hundred pics of Lady lee – they’re all herelink on Flickr. If you don’t want to go there then these two are fairly representative:
Back – Rhodesia and canal
Town & back
Two views of the kestrel an hour apart. Someone reminded me of their alternate name: “windhover” – very appropriate as they stay fixed in the sky no matter how the wind gusts.
Conkers are being blown out of the trees now, rendering small boys with sticks and stones redundant.
A bit of a “grebey” day
The heron patrolled a lakeside footpath for over fifteen minutes. Hoping for frogs and toads?
The mushrooms are, I believe, honey fungus, Ian showed me his pic of them: they’re inside the school railings so I didn’t dare photograph them in school hours. 🙂
(Wikipedia: Honey Fungus or pidpenky (Ukrainian: підпеньки) are considered in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany and other European countries to be one of the best wild mushrooms and highly prized.)
Rain on hawthorn berries.
The kestrel again – getting almost as popular as grebes on here.
Long tailed tits are such cute little things. Hard to catch out in the open, this one was about fifty feet away.
Pigeons are often ignored but they are rather handsome birds, aren’t they?
Sky over t’ pond.
Grebes, Adult, child and child getting some hunting practice.
Raindrops on haws (again).
Coots in the middle of the pond apparently not talking.
Ian’s dog Archy.
Acer leaf in t’ canal.
Face at the window at the mews.
Moorhen on a rusted shopping trolley.