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

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

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Peak District Moors

Up on the moors you can still hear the evocative call of the Curlew at the moment. It can sound a bit haunting at times, but it's a great bird to hear. Sadly it is in decline, as it's habitat is eroded by concrete jungles and changes in agriculture. Thankfully there are still quite a few in  an area close to me. A couple of weeks ago I was greeted by a pair that flew towards and over me as I got out of my car. I posed no threat, but they weren't to know that. I carried on my walk along the road only for them to come round again for a second pass. I got the camera up this time, and the light was perfect.

Yes, that is what you think it is just below the bird.




A Reed Bunting was not what I expected to see up on the moors.

Juvenile Wheatear were good to see, with a few around, and still being tended to by the parent.


12 comments:

  1. *wow* Have you photographed him so sharply and so close in flight, the photos are fascinating and also of this little bird that is so cute!
    Have a happy weekend, hug Elke

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  2. Hello. Absolutely stunning photos of the curlew.

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  3. Hello,

    Great sightings! The Curlew is my favorite and is one bird I would like to add to my lifer list. The Reed Bunting and Wheatear are sweet birds. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day,wishing you a happy weekend!

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  4. What fantastic images! I especially like the wheatear with the barbed wire just above it.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  5. Terrific in-flight shots!

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  6. Your photos are stunning especially the curlew in flight.

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  7. Fantastic shots of the Curlew!
    This bird arrives to Fin in March and now has already departed.
    Happy Sunday!

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  8. Beautiful in flight is the curlew!!!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/07/sleeping-and-stretching-fulltime.html

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  9. Beautiful photos. I love the last bird. Greetings Caroline

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  10. Beautiful pictures of the curlew with the blue background.
    Best regards Irma

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  11. These photos are spectacular, especially those curlew in flight.

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