Life among the dead.

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I spotted this Jay in a city centre cemetery in Southampton I have added a link to an older post of a Jay.

https://a60716357.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/jay/

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Beach watch.

Rewarding low tide walk this evening. I Could not resist adding one Egret picture.blog2

A black-backed gull was sent on his way by a black-headed gull

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Common terns were active just off the beach diving for fish.

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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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