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Sunday, 9 May 2010

A bit of sequence

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Something suddenly stopped this Oystercatcher in his tracks.
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Then it became clear.
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I don’t think he’ll go too near the nest again.
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Another confrontation.
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Coots. Always seem to be fighting about something.
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And what is this Magpie up too?
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He likes to dunk his bread.
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I’m off to dunk some biscuits; and sort out some proper pictures.
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14 comments:

  1. Great series of the oster catcher and the lapwing, and the coots are a hoot. I wonder if the magpie has a biscotti?

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  2. Thanks Wilma. The Coots are always entertaining this time of year. They seem to squabble just for the sake of it. lol

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  3. Great actions shots Keith, those Coots can be really nasty.

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  4. Another fantastic post. The Starlings of the waterfowl world are Coots.

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  5. Great sequence Keith and love your commentary. Oooooh dunking biscuits - loverly :D

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  6. Wow ! Great pics with Oystercatcher ! And clever magpie !
    Funny - your coots are always fighting ... I ever see them calm and peaceful here :))

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  7. Great shots Keith, especially the Lapwing having a ding dong with the Oystercatcher.

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  8. You always capture such drama from your lovely subjects. Always a joy to see your posts.

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  9. Lovely series... :) Nice action!!

    Regards,
    Angad

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  10. Very nice captures! I have not seen before a coots fight! :-) The Magpie is clever, his bread was too hard to eat I think :-)

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  11. Great series of shots. I hadn't realised that lapwing would be so aggressive to other birds.

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  12. Coots are so entertaining and your photos capture that beautifully! Hope Jim didn't mind his water pot being commandeered by the Magpie :)

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  13. Thanks Roy. They’re quite vicious with those big feet.

    Adrian, thanks. I think you’re right there lol

    Thanks Tricia. :)

    Pescalune, thank you. You must have very well behaved Coots there. lol

    Thanks Bob. :)

    Hilary, thank you.

    Angad, thank you for your comment. :)

    Thank you Müge. The Magpie does that every visit. Very intelligent.

    Kozma, thank you :)

    Kerry, thank you. They are very defensive of their nest area.

    Jan, thank you. He’s got a nice new stainless steel one now lol

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