Spring Birds and Bunnies

Little Rabbit

I spent a couple of nice weekend in early May at Blashford Lakes Nature reserve, wandering around with my Canon 500mm lens and converters.   I saw a wide variety of birds and some bunny rabbits, as this post will hopefully show.

First from the Tern Hide, and with a 2x Converter attached to the lens – a Little Ringed Plover.

Little Ringed Plover walking on lake shore
Little Ringed Plover walking on lake shore
Little Ringed Plover looking for food
Little Ringed Plover looking for food

Reflections of a Black-headed gull and Redshank from the same hide.

Calling Black-headed Gull and Redshank
Calling Black-headed Gull and Redshank

Then in the scrub from the nearby car park was this Lapwing chick.

Lapwing Chick
Lapwing Chick

I photographed another young bird outside the Goosander Hide.  A fledgling Dunnock in a variety of poses.

Dancing Dunnock
Dancing Dunnock
Dunnock Fledgling
Dunnock Fledgling
What you pointing at me ?
What you pointing at me ?
Dunnock Fledgling preening
Dunnock Fledgling preening
Dunnock Fledgling in tree
Dunnock Fledgling in tree

And then the from the Lapwing Hide, some young rabbits in the daisies.

Baby bunny in the daisys
Baby bunny in the daisys
Feeding in the flowers
Feeding in the flowers
Little Rabbit
Little Rabbit

From inside the Goosander Hide good views could be had of nesting Sand Martins, and a pair of courting Grebes.

Sand Martin on nest wall hole
Sand Martin on nest wall hole
Sand Martins feeding and flying
Sand Martins feeding and flying
Great-crested Grebes courting
Great-crested Grebes courting
Great-crested Grebes courting
Great-crested Grebes courting

In some ways the stills don’t do justice to the speed of the Sand Martins and the dancing Grebes.  So here is a short clip of both.

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