Another mix of some recent pictures.
Wood Pigeon, giving me the eye.
This young Cygnet happily stopped for a picture
unlike this Canada Goose, who couldn’t wait to get going.
A bashful looking Blue Tit, from last month.
The next four are of a Snipe, that I spent some time watching at the weekend. It’s not often I manage to get reasonably close to these, before they decide to leave.
The first one is the only half decent one that came out whilst he was splashing around, taking a bath.
Not much splash in this shot. But what happened next, really surprised me.
He jumped up backwards, out of the water, shaking his wings. I presume to dry them? Never seen anything like that before.
Now all my bird books say the Snipe has a long straight bill. The next two pictures, show its open bill, and......
I’m confused. Glad I got it on camera though.