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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 1 September 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)






44 comments:

  1. Oh my - these are fabulous portrait shots of the Crane! It's so beautiful!

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  2. BONSOIR BOB
    je le trouve génial et tellement charmant aussi

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  3. Czerwona czapeczka na głowie dodaje uroku temu dostojnemu ptakowi, który ma cudowne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
    The red cap on his head adds beauty to the eminent bird that has wonderful pictures. Yours.

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    1. I have never heard so pleasantly, cheers Giga.

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  4. I love its little red skullcap! :-)

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    1. Ha ha ha, that's lovely, cheers Yael.

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  5. handsome with his little red 'friar's cap'. :)

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  6. Great pictures! I like this bird very much.
    A pair of birds living near my summer cottage. I like watching them.
    Regards Halina

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  7. Nice photo model Bob.....good shots again.

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  8. Immagini come sempre speciali...
    Ciao caro Bob ti abbraccio

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  9. Prachtig zijn kuifje hij is pas naar de kapper geweest?

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    1. Great, funny and nice things you have made.

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  10. Has subido al blog unas buenas series de imágenes. Acompañada de una excelente selección musical. Un saludo.

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  11. Bob, great closeups! I love the red top knot!

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  12. Lieeber Bob,
    schöne Aufnahmen vom Kranich.
    Wie immer genial.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  13. HI Bob Great close up and love his red top!

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  14. Perfect yet again. It looks a little bemused.

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  15. ✿✿彡
    Fotos imponentes.
    Bom domingo, ótima semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

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  16. Exellent shots Bob!!!
    Nice bird!!!I love his red top on his haid!!!
    Cheers!!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Ha ha ha, you noticed red top, ha ha, cheers Dimi.

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  17. Not common to me! Great shots, Bob!

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  18. Look at its red crown, but for these shots I would have never known such details.
    Superb shots!

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  19. I've never seen one up so close! Wonderful!

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  20. I'm surprised it's not called the red-headed crane!

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  21. What a beautiful bird.. even if it is a sloppy eater. ;)

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  22. Estupendos acercamientos a estas Grullas,ya tengo ganas de verlas de nuevo por aqui.Un abrazo

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  23. Beautiful pictures of the cranes, Bob.
    Greetings Irma

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  24. You can't improve on excellence, and these shots are super excellent!! I also think his little red cap is adorable:))

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  25. Bob, wonderful photos, the Bird Macro Images, very good!
    Greatings from Brasil.

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  26. Wow to get so close, pretty incredible...lovely bird!!!

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  27. Really a super series of these crane Bob.
    With us, you see this only in animal and zoological parks.
    Very rarely you vie once a crane in the wild,
    but that are really exceptions. Beautifully displayed.

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  28. There close-ups are amazing! So much character!

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