Baby Booming at ANR

I joined other birdwatchers this morning at Attenborough Nature Reserve to check on the great crested grebe family that I first became aware of on Saturday.

A second chick has hatched and both are clearly being well looked after. I expect that if and when the third egg hatches they will move to a less exposed position.

Walking back to the car park along the main path and studying the verges on both sides I caught sight of a couple of baby whitethroat on some bare branches (first image). Over the next few minutes I saw three of these little beauties and managed to get some delightful portraits. Particularly pleasing is the way a triangle of branches frames the birds in the first and last images. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. 🙂


  1. Hilary Griffiths · June 29, 2021

    Very artistic! …. And enjoyable! Thank you xx

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. beestonbirdman · June 29, 2021

    Thanks – I love those babies


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