Deep Blue Sea.

My last series of Little Egret pictures (this week,) these shots are on a brighter day with the sky reflecting on the water giving a blue cast.

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Shrimp fishing

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Dull weather does hamper bright nature photographs increasing the grain in my pictures. Today was such a day and although very happy with my Little Egret they would have been sharper if the sun was out. This Egret was feasting almost exclusively on little shrimps this morning. Once caught they were very quickly swallowed this meant very few were lost either by wriggling out of his break or being stolen by a quick gull swoop.

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Fishing is by slow observation – some movement of feet to disturb the seabed and a quick stabbing.

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In the picture bellow, although it looks like the Egret is floating like a duck, Egrets do not float like that, he has just bent his legs down to spring up to boost take off.

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Woodland youngsters.

Fallow Deer

Today’s walk in the New Forest gave lots of views of fledgling birds. I was aiming to see more deer close up but only saw one – a Fallow Deer being a Sunday there were a lot of people about. The 1st fledglings spotted was a couple of Redstarts parent birds still remain out of camera range.

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I also found a Great-spotted Woodpeckers nest in a Silver Birch Tree. the adults were about calling to the fledglings encouraging them to leave their hole but they were not keen to leave their nest.

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