Sunday, 28 July 2013

LRP at CG.

Thanks to Peter and Susan at Astland Photography for the brilliant new header.

Little Ringed Plover. Peter Guy.

Always a difficult bird to keep in touch with at Conder Green. The Little Ringed Plover (LRP) is annual here on Conder Pool, but as far as I'm concerned records have always been patchy and this year is no exception. I personally saw my first this year on 2 April when I found two birds. Since then - despite 26 visits - I found a LRP here only three times, and with little time before they depart I may not see them again this year. Void of a search through my records, I probably only ever had the evidence of breeding on maybe two occasions on Conder Pool with young/juveniles seen. All that said, it was excellent to see the report of an adult and three young on Conder Pool on Friday 26 July....Thanks for the LRP Peter. 

There's a read about Conder Green/Pool HERE though depending on how long you've had an interest in Birds2blog you may have already seen it. 

Below is an nice short video which I found to be an excellent way of escapism into the natural world for 1.30 minutes....Thanks Ana.  

And finally....Beauty and the Beast.

Long-tailed Tit Martin Jump 

Four beauties actually. Brilliant image of the LTT's Martin....Many Thanks.

Common Vulture Antonio Puigg

And a beast that is the Common Vulture - Hail Brutus - a beauty in its own right....A great image Antonio, Many Thanks.


Richard Pegler said...

That new header is amazing, Pete!

I've just realized that it's ages since I've seen a LRP!

All the best. Richard

Noushka said...

Fantastic choice of pics and Ana's video is very cute!
Had seen it on her blog!
The banner is just fabulous... talk about being at the right place at the right moment! WOW!
Cheerio, Pete!

Christian said...

That is a stunning choice of header, my friend.

Adam said...

never seen that kind of vulture

Pete Woodruff said...

Richard/Noushka/Christian....Thanks to you, and to Peter and Susan for the SEO header, who I met at Cockersands several weeks ago now....nice people, excellent photography.

Adam....The vulture looks a 'rough diamond' doesn't it.

Susan Wilson said...

Thank you for choosing our SEO photo for your new header.
Pleased you like it.

Pete Woodruff said...

The thanks are all mine Susan and I'm grateful to have had access to it as will anyone who visits Birds2blog and sees it....STUNNING.

Sharon Whitley said...

I agree - that header photo is a wowzer! Lovely LRP too and you've gotta love long tailed tits, wished they'd come and visit my garden! Not seen one yet, used to get them all the time where I used to live down the road! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog by the way, it's good to be back in blogland!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great post Peter. Beautiful pictures of my friend.. Thanks for sharing my video.. Greetings from Madrid..

Pete Woodruff said...

Sharon/Ana....The thanks are all mine once again. Good to see you looking in, I appreciate it.