Don’t get too close to hippos, crocodiles or elephants, especially old bulls like this one.
Cattle Egret. A long preen. a quick scratch and then off to find some food.
Barn Owls. Six youngsters means a lot of hunting needs to be done – night and day.
Golden Eagles. Me testing flash settings so we could get wide angle shots at the nest like this one. Lethal talons, especially the one at the back.
The largest on land is the Red Deer but you’re more likely to see Fallow Deer, whether in a large park or in the wild.
Hedgehogs aren’t doing so well and their numbers are dropping. We’re the problem, not predators like Stoats and Polecats
Photographed at their breeding grounds at Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast.
Put out food in the winter and you may get “exotic” species like Pheasant, Jay or Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Kingfisher thinking about it…
Brown Pelican doing it…
Osprey done it!
Greater Flamingoes coming and going in the Camargue, S. France. They don’t get their bright pink colouring until they are two years old. Spot the juvenile.
Pelican – the biggest beak
Arctic Tern – the most distance covered.
Mute Swan – one of the heaviest flying birds and also has the most feathers – around 25,000!
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