A great time of the year
for observing youngsters
Goslings out and about at Fairhaven Lake
Goslings on the march
A couple of weeks later and growing up
I’m growing up and so gorgeous!
Swan takes its cygnets
for a tour of the lake
In the garden
a young blackbird
tweets for attention
Hey Dad! Over here!
Ok, so I’ll meet you half way
And shows off its airborne ability
I can fly! How clever am I!
… made its mark on the North West
From Fairhaven Lake looking towards St Annes
(Snow-clad salt marsh, sand, dunes
An unusual vista)
From Fairhaven Lake
looking across the Ribble Estuary
(Benches will soon be in demand!)
I admire professional wildlife photographers
Every feather, every whisker pin sharp
My efforts are snapshots
Merely snapping a shot
Hoping it will be recognisable
I’m happy with today’s subjects!
Ringed plovers and dunlin
Dunlin & interloper
The one’s that didn’t materialise – a wheatear, a little brown mottled thing I couldn’t identify, linnets too far away and too fast to capture, and the scratchy tones of, possibly, a whitethroat skulking in the shrubbery that refused to show itself. Another time maybe?
The other great find was this – to add to my collection of beach treasures. It didn’t flinch an inch!
Not wildlife. Just wild!