Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Birds birds birds.
Here's another bundle of fluff that I came across while walking around the reserve. This Long-tailed Tit was unusual in that it was on its own. They can generally be found flitting through the trees in quite large parties, often with other Tit species.I love the light in these photos which is emphasising the fluffiness of these lovely birds.That is easily the stubbiest bill of any of the Tit family.There was a Common Buzzard circling over the reserve. It never got very close so this is a pretty heavily cropped photo, but it had some great markings in the wings. Common Buzzard can be very variable in it's plumage.I was lucky to get this photo of a Reed Warbler. They are generally quite skulking birds, often preferring to stay deed down in the reeds. This one was making its way up and down this lot of vegetation looking for tasty morsels. It will soon be making its way down to Africa for the winter.