WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2018

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  1. strongylodon

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    Very distant shot of one of the two male Ospreys that are hanging around in Poole harbour. Unringed so no one knows where they have come from. It is on an artificial nest put up at Arne RSPB several years ago but none have nested here (yet!!).

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    • strongylodon

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      A lot of the garden birds seem to have disappeared in the hot weather but one juvenile Siskin turned up on it's own this morning.:smile:
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        Hello this was sitting on my orchid this morning:smile:

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          Another distant view of one of the Ospreys this morning eating breakfast, It didn't like being buzzed by a Marsh Harrier.
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          Green Sandpiper yesterday evening, (no they don't look very Green).:smile:
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          With a juvenile Little Egret.
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            Ours haven't longk...they've kept themselves in the conifers ;)

            I've changed our bird bath and I noticed it the last time I got the old one...they want to use it but keep well away for a couple of days :scratch:...until they see one who's not bothered :dunno: weird
             
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            We've got 3 young Magpies here and the mother flies in now and again just checking on them...while in the kitchen this morning i heard a right screaming noise (hard to explain) ...when I looked out the window I saw two off the young sitting on the edge of a conifer and a black adult crow in the tree plucking white feathers from it's chest...when it eventually flew off, one young magpie flew down on to my neighbours garden at the top end and the other followed...the Crow must have killed one of the young siblings :sad:
             
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              I guess this is a stork - but not sure, as the beak doesn't look as long as I have seen them.

              Maybe it's a short-beaked stork :snorky:

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                Kingfisher on a local lake this morning, but the lakeside vegetation is so high that it gets in the way when taking pictures and spoils the shot.

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                  Possibly a juvenile but yes they are White Storks.:smile:
                   
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                    Lots of hover flies have appeared recently. Quite amazing how they can hover. This one is having a sip of honey I put on the patio table.upload_2018-8-2_22-52-28.png
                     
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                      I have just seen literally 1000s of House Martins "swarming" over my garden. We usually have them nesting here but not this year. Where they have all come from I have no idea as I know the houses (only 5) in a mile radius don't have them nesting there. I have never seen quite so many in 1 doze, the sky is black with them. Surely it is too early for them to be gathering to leave and migrate back to Africa? I know they leave earlier than Swallows but it's only the 1st week in August. Do they know something about the weather I don't!:yikes:
                       
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                      Feeding your flies now, @DaveW? Lovely to see you again.

                      @silu, it must have been a sight! I keep seeing a couple of House Martins hovering under the shade over the bedroom window and am wondering if they are looking to build a nest under there. You see the nests a lot on balconies here.
                       
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                        With a greater DoF this might have passed as a Little Egret riding on the back of a Canada Goose

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                          Still above ground, though finding it hard to fit everything in! Too many holidays away from home (about 8 or 9 weeks a year). Serious photography has taken a bit of a back seat, though veggie production is still going full blast. Quite heavily into cycling now! Too few hours in a day and too few days in a week.
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                            Buy some more bird food in, as anything left in the hedges isn't going to last long, why, the hedge trimmers are allready out cutting hedges, what rules!!!
                             
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