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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Common Crane (Grus grus)

The crane is a huge, graceful, mainly grey bird with long legs, a long neck and drooping, curved tail feathers. Small numbers pass through Britain in spring and autumn, and there is a tiny breeding population in eastern England. Numbers in Europe have declined over the last 300 years because of disturbance, shooting and drainage. (RSPB)







Great piece of music.

33 comments:

  1. BONSOIR BOB une grue cendrée magnifique
    elle se tient si droite
    son cou est si long qu'elle pourrait venir me dire bonsoir
    j'adore tes photos BOB
    hier j'ai pu observé le Héron cendré mais pas la grue
    bise

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  2. HI Bob These are beautifully stunning birds and are real posers. Great shots as usual. Where did you photograph them? When I was in Australia, I did a Sarus and Bologna Crane count on the Tablelands, it was wonderful to see them flying in and landing. Margaret

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    1. They had made a triumphant return from there, Slimbridge. They are beautiful.

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  3. prachtig die tekening op zijn koppie.

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  4. Bob, absolutely beautiful shots!

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  5. Just wow! I've never seen a crane in real life, must be magnificent.

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    1. A real life happening, thanks Rosemary.

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  6. Awesome shots of the Crane, Bob! Happy weekend to you!

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  7. Buenas captura de la Grulla,todavia nos queda unos cuatro meses para tenerlas de vuelta por aqui.Un abrazo

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  8. Que elegancia en las poses tiene esta ave. Buenos disparos.

    Saludos.

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  9. This is a wonderful series photos Bob.

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  10. To piękne i dostojne ptaki. Zdjęcia są też oczywiście piękne. Pozdrawiam.
    This beautiful and majestic birds. The photos are beautiful, of course. Yours.

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  11. Beautiful birds Bob and you've photographed them beautifully...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, that is beautiful.

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  12. What a beautiful bird Bob!!!I like the red spot on the head!!
    Magnificent shots!!!
    Dimi...

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  13. It is a cracker Bob. You did it proud as always.

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  14. Beautifully captured Bob. A smart bird indeed.

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  15. Before they come to you, they rest here for a while. We sometimes visit them at the Hula Reserve. They are so very beautiful, but also sooooooooooo very noisy! :-)
    Happy weekend Bob!

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  16. Great shots of these beautifully Crane, Bob..!
    Like the series of photos whery good, crane is a beautiful birds..

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  17. Bob this is our special know I've never seen him / her here
    If only it were true!!
    I am happy and surprised with this beautiful specimen

    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  18. It's a shame its numbers are on the decrease - it's such a beautiful bird :)

    Kuantan nature photos

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  19. Beautiful cranes Bob, you have them photographed perfectly.

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  20. Preciosas imágenes de esas grullas grises. Un Abrazo,

    Beautiful images of those sandhill cranes. A Hug,

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  21. Dear Bob,yesterday,i left my comment!
    Today,i do'nt see it!!
    So here i'm am!!!Wonderful pictures of a very beautiful bird!!
    I like the red spot on his head!Magnificent shots!!
    Dimi...

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    1. It's there now, I don't know where it is, sorry Dimi.

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  22. Oh mine, you have all kinds of birds over there; I love this one!

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