Artistic shot of the Little Stint
The calls of some excited Herring Gulls drew my attention to a Grey Heron that was flying in. It was carrying a large Eel which it proceeded to dunk in the water and generally bash about a bit, before swallowing it whole, like they do. It always makes me feel nauseous when I see it. I don't know how they fit it in!
Now you see it.....
....Now you don't.....Well, actually you can still see it! (enlarge it) Gross!
"Eel, what eel?..It wasn't me...I haven't seen an eel!"
Whilst there I heard about some Hawk-moth caterpillars which were showing well on some recently planted 'willow sculpture type thingies'. So I twitched them, like you do.
Poplar Hawk-moth Caterpillar
Eyed Hawk-moth caterpillar
Eyed Hawk-moth again....
.....and again, doing what caterpillars do best.
And this evening I took a few of snaps but had a bit of trouble with the lighting.
Two of the Wood Sandpipers ( a bit too much light here)
And a Greenshank with too little light at gone 8pm, resulting in absolutely zero depth of field. Still, I quite like it anyway.