Friday, 16 June 2017

When you're having a bad day.....

I watched the Carrion Crow in the first photo landing in the tall reeds in front of the Gullery Hide at Kinnordy and feared for a Willow Warbler nest nearby but after a while it flew off with a frog which is behaviour I can't recall seeing before. Not only was the frog having a bad day but the House Sparrow fledgling in the second photo looks like it's in need of some personal hygiene or had it just fallen in my pond?

I've seen the Marsh Harriers take frogs but not the crows but as they're clever birds they'll take what they can get when feeding young

Bedraggled for sure

A day after I took this photo a second Little Egret had turned up at Montrose Basin, hopefully it will feed a closer than this one

A male Yellowhammer standing guard near his mate who'll be sitting on a nest just now

One of the many Eider ducks who have failed to breed or been predated at the Basin

The Spoonbill leaving a deposit on the mud from the air as it flew up towards Miss Erskine's Bank to roost at high tide

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