Sunday, 12 September 2010

More from Chelmarsh......

A quick call at Chelmarsh this morning and it was a bit busy there due to a ringing session - amazingly the two Curlew Sandpipers were unperturbed so it would have been rude not to take some more pictures?






I've had a bit of feedback about the nice 'reflections' couldn't help taking some more!








A Dunlin was keeping the Curlew Sandpipers company, he will have to grow his legs a little bit to try and and keep up with them!






Shallower water, that's what is needed...








A juvenile Water Rail was creeping about in the nearby reeds, occasionally flitting across in front of me and lingering at the edge once or twice.....








A chance to see evolution in progress too as the local Mallards take the first steps from being 'dabblers' to seed feeders. In a short while (well, a few tens of thousand years or so) we'll see this strain adapted with longer necks and bills adapted for crushing seed?

Did I catch the moment it all began? It just takes one.....






Then another.....






And another.....






Apologies for delays in posting at present, I try and keep everying moving in chronological order but the 'talk season' is upon me and it gets a bit frantic....

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