Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Danebower Quarry

I went looking for the elusive Ring Ouzel recently. It was exactly that. Elusive. No sign whatsoever. Nothing flying over, on the rocky slopes or even down in the valley. My luck was out on this one.
There were a few other bits and pieces around though, so I made the most of the company that I had.
A few bubbling Red Grouse, some vocal and busy Meadow Pipits and also some very good looking Wheatear.

I stood motionless for some time as this Red Grouse approached me. It seemed blissfully unaware that I was there as it carried on feeding and walking straight towards me. This male was in great condition, with its bright red combs over the eye particularly prominent.


  

The Wheatear is one of my favourite summer visitors. I always look forward to them arriving. Once again this male was looking pretty dapper.









17 comments:

  1. Splendor photos, beautiful to behold.
    The last I like the most.
    Greetings Tinie

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  2. Hi Adam,
    These are some very beautiful birds and photos.
    Thanks for visiting my site.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  3. can´t remember seeing a photo of the Red Grouse before. It is stunning, thanks for sharing it :)

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  4. Lovely photos! The colour of the grouse is beautiful.

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  5. I love the grouse's orange "eyebrows."

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  6. Two wonderful birds to find and photograph. Have a lovely wekend.

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  7. Wow, cool! The Red Grouse is a beautiful bird. The Wheatear is pretty too. Great shots.Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. Yes, the wheatear is particularly handsome!

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  9. Red Grouse and the Wheatear are a pleasure, well done Adam.

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  10. What a beautiful grouse! And sweet wheatear. I love the way it looks on the rocks.

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  11. Cracking shots of the grouse - grouse means good here, so grouse grouse!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. ...such vivid, rich colors on the grouse!!! It's a beauty. As is the wheateater....a beauty.

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