Barton-in-Fabis (opposite Attenborough across the Trent) In a patch of Dock fenced off by barbed wire were a flock of Yellow Wagtails. They restlessly fed, perching on Docks and wire fence where young Swallows waited to be fed by their parents. Suddenly a Juvenile Sparrowhawk shot out from the trees and chased a Yellow Wagtail, almost catching it, but was evaded and the hawk gave up followed by an irate flock of Swallows.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Mapperley Reservoir. At the inlet end the pool was more mud than water. Just before a shower of fine rain a Heron stalked the mud and had obviously been up to its 'knees' in the mud judging by its black legs.
Mapperley reservoir is another good place for Kingfishers. This one looked almost spherical as it sat fluffed up against the cooler temperature of the evening.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
2 Foxes in playful mood on the large island on Clifton Pit. They must have crossed along the stoney spit as the water level is very low. They were objects of intense curiosity by the local wildfowl.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Cooler temperatures today gave a reminder that Autumn's just round the corner. The Red Deer (Stags) at Wollaton were grazing at the top end. Closer inspection found they were beginning to shed the velvet off their antlers as some looked raw and bloodied. A younger stag sparred with an older male. Magpies perched on the deers backs after the insects i suspect.