Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Bird's Eye View

There are two things Mr GBT enjoys greatly- taking photos and watching birds in their natural habitat. Pagham gave him the opportunity to do both and these are his photos I'm sharing. My absolute favourite is the robin at the end. If you double click the image to enlarge it you can really see its plumage in all its glory. I would have never been able to see that level of detail with the naked eye.

Red Shank.

Flock of Widgeon.

Hundreds of Brent Geese on the wing.


Curlew.


I was secretly hoping to see a Shag or a Blue Footed Booby, but sadly it was not to be my day. However, that very sentence has calmed my sniggering inner 5 year old because I've been able to include the names legitimately within the body of the text!😁

Arilx

8 comments:

  1. Hi, lovely photos but I think your oyster catcher is in fact a curlew, even more lovely and rarer. Love the robin. Regards Sue H.

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    1. Thanks for the correction- I saw both on Orkney and have been muddling the two up ever since even though they look completely different! Have amended the post now.
      Arilx

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  2. Taking more pictures is on my 2017 life list. I'm horrible at moving things6so birds would be good challenge.

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    1. Stationary is best for me too!
      Arilx

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  3. Drat ... caught sniggering too! Good photos - great text, snigger!

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  4. I love that cheeky little robin bestest! x

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    1. I know that they are highly territorial and aggressive but they always look so jolly. He/She followed us along on our walk.
      Arilx

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