Booming Birdlife

Spent some time at Attenborough this week. On Wednesday(8/07) had a good sighting of a bittern flying but today (11/07) I was impressed by the abundance of young water birds – tufted duck, coot, moorhen and great crested grebe in particular. I was also pleased to see the kestrel family that has taken possession of what is supposed to be an owl box. I could see three for definite and possibly another lurking in the shadows. These are two of them. I think the one on the left – with its beak – open is a young one. The other adult is on the other end of the box.


I think the faint writing on the box is ‘WICKES’. There is a branch nearby!

Further shot on Monday 13th


  1. Enid Parker · July 12, 2015

    Well done a superb shot of the Kestrel family. Enid


    • beestonbirdman · July 12, 2015

      I always look for them here but it is unusual to see them so clearly. Perhaps they are too big to all fit inside.


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