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Saturday 31 May 2014

Nuthatch [Sitta europaea]

Thanks to everyone who said about my meal. Yes, I had a pleasant time with both my offsprings, Yahna and Callum. Indian meals are the best, and even better was, it had a vegetarian diet, thats me. It was my birthday, yes one more year has passed.......................

Friday 30 May 2014

Ringed Plover [Charadrius hiaticula]

My two kids are taking me out to eat, at an Indian restaurant, so I won't be able to answer your comments for about 10 hours, thanks.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Barn Swallow [Hirundo rustica]

Swallows are small birds with dark, glossy-blue backs, red throats, pale underparts and long tail streamers. They are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing. They are widespread breeding birds in the Northern Hemisphere, migrating south in winter.
Swallow numbers in the UK have fluctuated over the last 30 years with pronounced regional variation in trends. The species is amber listed due to population declines across Europe. [RSPB]

Monday 26 May 2014

Little Owl [Athene noctua]

This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 19th century. It can be seen in the daylight, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. It will bob its head up and down when alarmed. In flight it has long, rounded wings, rapid wingbeats and flies with a slight undulation.
Breeding Bird Survey data suggest that Little owl numbers are declining, with the UK population estimated to be down by 24 per cent between 1995 and 2008. [RSPB]

Sunday 25 May 2014

Puffin [Fratercula arctica]

It didn't rain today, but it was overcast and moody. Again, I didn't go out. I'm thinking of not bothering to go out anymore, I have enough pictures in my achives, and the MAGIC bag, lol.

Puffins are any of three small species of alcids in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water.

Saturday 24 May 2014

Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata)

Here I am, sitting at home, twiddling my thumbs togethers. IT IS RAINING. Magic bag, to my rescue. These were taken at Slimbridge WWT. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people. Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement wetland conservation work carried out worldwide with a network of UK visitor centres comprising 2,600 hectares of globally important wetland habitat. All of our work is supported by a much valued membership base of over 200,000 people.

Friday 23 May 2014

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

It was a rainy old day today, so here is my magic bag.......
The Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) is a species of duck found in western North and South America. It is a small dabbling duck, with bright reddish plumage on the male and duller brown plumage on the female. It lives in marshes and ponds, and feeds mostly on plants.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Redshank [Tringa totanus]

Same bird, same place, and there is thunder and lightening, better get somewhere under cover.

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Redhead [Aythya americana]

The Redhead is a diving duck, it comes from North America, but it has been seen on our local ponds, it is so pretty. We can't moan about it, or can we??????????????