Lucky enough to witness courtship and mating today. Never seen actual mating before. Managed to get a few quick shots of the only time in the open - some shown here and a post coital shot! Photos unaltered, just cropped, only a bridge camera, but like to share the pics as I was the only one to see it.
Wow , lucky man. Great shots.
Great shots especially the last one, simply stunning.
Wow stunning photos Simon, i hope everyone who has a Panny FZ150 seems them to see what the camera can do
Brilliant pictures! Thank you for sharing Simon!
Well captured. Superb photos especially the last one.
Yes, great shots! The second brood must be near to fledging......
They are indeed close Graham! We think this weekend!
Can you tell them to hang on until Monday! :)
I'll try Graham... but it looks like they might be fledging!
Thanks for the kind comments. Was there today, only for a couple of hours. The male was trying to get fledglings out and he didn't feed them (he went into nest with a fish once but came out with it). He did pass a fish to the female once in the open. We were thinking that maybe 1 fledgling had come out and was in was in the left bushes as the male kept going there with a fish and calling. We heard a bit of chatter between them but no fish was passed, we saw the female seperately. But no visual confirmation, odd goings on. Looks like fledging Sunday - shame , as I can't make it!