We've had some lovely weather recently. (I do appreciate that here in the North West of England that only needs to constitute 'not raining') Thankfully for our feathered friends it has been quite warm and dry, meaning that there have been plenty of insects and caterpillars for the adults to take to their nests.
I spent a nice couple of hours in the hills after work and it was fascinating to watch the Grey Wagtails at work, catching all sorts of insects. This one has a beak crammed full of protein rich goodies.
One of the juvenile Grey Wagtails, waiting patiently for some snacks.
This male Common Redstart was very actively dropping down to pick up spiders and other insects.
The Spotted Flycatchers are masters at the art of catching small flying insects, but in between they will sit patiently, almost posing on a nice branch.
Well worth a couple of hours after work, Adam. There is a satisfaction like no other to see the results of a successful breeding season. I chuckled at your comment that good weather only needs to mean "not raining"!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're having good weather, Adam. Photography is much more fun that way!ReplyDelete
What a great series of photos you were able to take.
It's good that you were able to get out and about after work.
We've had a lot of rain here lately also.
I enjoyed all your photos.
...efficient and beautiful insect control. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Good weather does mean not raining, especially if you want to go birding and take photos. Your Grey Wagtail is beautiful, pretty captures of the Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
Great parents! These are fabulous captures.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos. Those Spotted Flycatchers are beautiful!ReplyDelete
That first bird really did get as much as he could in his beak! Love his pretty colors too!ReplyDelete
Excellent...what a great way to spend time after work!! And such wonderful birds seen.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Adam, for sharing with us at IRBB. I always enjoy having you stop in to link up
Mmmmm yum - flies for breakfast!ReplyDelete
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