A disappointing dull and grey day visiting the Little Terns nest site in North Wales today.
A couple of seals snoozing off the beach at high tide.
In spite of the frequent showers males were dutifully bringing fish for their mates on the nest.
Once on the beach they're surprisingly well camouflaged.
Rain stopped play for us at that point but picked up a few bits and pieces on our way back.
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It may have been a grey day but you've still managed to capture some very good photos. That one of the Little Tern with a fish is excellent. I see what you mean about the camouflage. I had to enlarge the photo to see it amongst the pebbles.
Nice shots too of the small birds. Stonechats are always obliging the way they sit out in the open. The poor Linnets look very bedraggled - a bath and a shower.
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Some great shots galatas. The stone chats are lovely and well done on the Little Terns, we have a very similar species here called the Saunders's Tern and knowing how tiny these terns are you have caught them beautifully. They aren't much bigger than Starlings.
Excellent shots as usual Galatas, in spite of the weather. I love the way that you declare that the Tern is well camouflaged herself, but appears to give the game away with what looks like a firework ready to celebrate 4th of July - she must have American lineage(-:)
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Great shots in such gloomy weather. You are right about the tern and camouflage - in that last picture of her I had to really stare hard to see her. The little tern in flight is a delightful photo.
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bob's_retired_now I love the way that you declare that the Tern is well camouflaged herself, but appears to give the game away with what looks like a firework ready to celebrate 4th of July - she must have American lineage(-:)
LOL Bob , the site is under constant observation in the breeding season and each "nest" is marked to aid the researchers' work.
Lovely set of shots! Especially love the chats!
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