Green Sandpipers have been ever present all month, with at least five birds normally feeding around the main scrape that is overlooked by the first hide. They have a wonderful call that echoes across the reserve, often given when they take flight and chase each other around the pool. A few Snipe have joined them in the past few days, with three this morning - generally keeping a low profile, half hidden on a grassy bank, occasionally wading out into the mud.
|Two Green Sandpipers|
|Roe Deer buck|
|Roe Deer - doe andkid|
|Roe Deer kid|
|Roe Deer doe portrait|
You often have the reserve to yourself, which is helpful when you get the chance to gradually creep up on a feeding bird like this juvenile Goldfinch, which was much too happy feeding on these thistle seeds to notice my ever advancing telephoto lens....
To finish off this post here are two recent images taken at Grimsbury Reservoir:
This flock of four Common Scoters found by John Friendship-Taylor earlier in the week. They stayed just a couple of hours or so, just long enough for a few locals to catch up with them. This was a new bird for me in the BOS area and certainly the highlight of August birding in the local area...so far.
|Common Scoter - three drakes and a female|
|juvenile Robin (spotty juvenile feather remain on the head)|