Wildlifing has been consigned to the back burner over the past few days, part of which was a visit to my family in Kingston upon Thames where additionally the was another birthday to celibrate as I commence my 70th year. With a little help we may be able to bring you the associated photographs but as things stand there is still a serious amount of "Communication Breakdown (it's always the same, Communication Breakdown it drives me insane") - Led Zeppelin.
A selection from the traps before we left.
KENT BLACK ARCHES
What to some might be considered an equally unusual capture in a
this is the third year running we have secured
in this fashion.
First of our Feathered Friends
to draw our attention was this watchful adult male
Seemingly with something in his sight, it wasn't the expected
hapless rodent but at some distance it's
A brief look at Parley Pond before beginning our day search in earnest
turned up this young
thin on the ground this year but up on their close cousin the
Coot which have produced no young here thus far.
Before leaving Harbins we 'at last' caught up with some of the
which have enjoyed great
Driving the perimeter fence of one of the
Solar Panel Compounds
the whole section was alive with juvenile
Don't know about you, but these birds in their
really do something for me!
Like many other species they have
taken very well to the new found bounty that
this Natural Energy Source has brought with it!
left over from the erection of the panels.
Just for good measure
Meanwhile at the Gravel Pit
The day was growing long with the light fading fast
when we came across this gathering of juvenile
Excellent value watching them react as the
Parent Birds arrived with the groceries.
we have tried to capture the gentle rustle of