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Old 26th September 2015
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Something different

These were taken a few weekends ago on a rather cool Saturday at Slimbridge.

We found a new pathway and spotted a reed warbler, plus goldfinches feeding on the teasel (not great as I was on tiptoes trying to get above the plants). Plus as a bonus the otters were also out.

1. Clear for take off:


2. Otters:


3. Reed warbler:


4. Goldfinch:


And finally, my favourite bird,

5. Blue tit:


Even though it was chilly it was still lovely.

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Re: Something different

A very nice set of snaps Mr T, just love the bluetit taking a blackberry.
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Re: Something different

Quite a menagerie, Amanda. The new track paid off.
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Re: Something different

A fine selection of sightings there Amanda. It is always nice to see Goldfinches feeding on teasels. I could be wrong but I think the Reed Warbler is probably a Chiffchaff.

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Re: Something different

Amanda,
A fine set.
The otters look as if they need to go on a diet!
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Re: Something different

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A very nice set of snaps Mr T, just love the bluetit taking a blackberry.
Thank you raymondo. I didn't know they ate berries.

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Quite a menagerie, Amanda. The new track paid off.
Thanks Mark, it was nice and peaceful as it's off the main routes.

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A fine selection of sightings there Amanda. It is always nice to see Goldfinches feeding on teasels. I could be wrong but I think the Reed Warbler is probably a Chiffchaff.

Ron
Thanks Ron. Just looked on the RSPB website and I think I was mislead by the hide signage.

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Amanda,
A fine set.
The otters look as if they need to go on a diet!
Thanks Gwyver. They don't have to work too hard for their food!
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Amanda,
A fine set.
The otters look as if they need to go on a diet!
Apparently Otters don't accumulate body fat, which is why they have to eat so much especially in Scottish waters! An Otter I photographed this year in Wester Ross was showing it's ribs but I was reassured by a local expert that it was normal. However the animal in question had extensively worn teeth which could pose a serious problem.

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Apparently Otters don't accumulate body fat, which is why they have to eat so much especially in Scottish waters! An Otter I photographed this year in Wester Ross was showing it's ribs but I was reassured by a local expert that it was normal. However the animal in question had extensively worn teeth which could pose a serious problem.

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These don't look like they'll be showing ribs soon!
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Re: Something different

I like the recent shots on the forum of blackberries changing colour and your with the blue tit is no exception.
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Re: Something different

A lovely set, Amanda, the goldfinches and otters are my favourites.
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A very nice set of snaps Mr T, just love the bluetit taking a blackberry.
Arghhhhhh.....'SNAPS'....'SNAPS'....the ultimate insult to a photographer.

Allow me Mrs T, to apologise on behalf Raymondo, Snaps indeed.

Some very nice shots there BTW.

Insult to injury, he also referred to you as Mr T, well I never....
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Hi Dave, snap me out of it, photos, shots and snaps are all the same to me. and I apologise profusely to Mrs T
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Re: Something different

Lovely series never seen blue tits eating berries before.
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Re: Something different

Thanks OM User, John, Dave in Wales and Ed.

I had never seen blue tits eating berries before. I thought they fed on insects. I wondered if he might have been looking for insects amongst the berries.

BTW raymondo, no offence taken, and thanks Dave in Wales!
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Re: Something different

Very nice location compositions and poses. The power you have over animals and birds is amazing Really liked looking at these.
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