Saturday, 25 August 2012

A few bits, Rutland Water, August

A confiding  Kingfisher


Juvenile Little Egret. 

Adult and Juvenile Little Egret

Juvenile again

Adult again

A pair are beginning to nest in front of a hide where a pair (same?) lost two clutches of eggs earlier. I would imagine it is a different pair. 

They both built the nest in one day (if you can call a pile of weed a nest) and the first egg appeared about 36hrs later.

Since the female began egg laying the male has brought weed throughout the day, only stopping for the odd sleep.


Male Shoveler