Family planning Pt. 1

by Brian Scott May. 02, 2021 372 views

Hello again, a random drop in, I just don't seem to have time, or, when I do, lack the inclination but, it's a long weekend here in sunny, wait, rainy, no, sunny, windy, cold, hot ......... well, it IS a Bank holiday weekend ;)

Back pedal a month or so and I was off down to Penrhos Cutting again, to see if the Nuthatch family from 2020 returned to the same nest site.

Lo and behold...

Lo and behold...

And there they were, well, I can only assume it's the same couple from last year?

Yup, it's the same guy, I recognise that home haircut!

Yup, it's the same guy, I recognise that home haircut!

So, yes, there were a pair of Nuthatches checking out and preparing the nest hole.

Hmmmmm, this would look good ......

Hmmmmm, this would look good ......

I have to assume, again, that the fella is doing his best to impress his lovely lady by preparing a lovely mud entrance to her potential new home?

Yes, that fits there perfectly

Yes, that fits there perfectly

It was great to see a pair of them getting set up for 2021

OK, no more assumptions. One of the birds (the female?) took up position on a nearby branch, to supervise? OK, could've been the fella then.

You really need to wipe your nose

You really need to wipe your nose

I returned a couple of times, over two weekends, I was so pleased not just to find the nest but, to find a pair of birds nesting in it last year. I wasn't around for any fledging, maybe this year?

You still there???

You still there???

I can get around 20 feet from this nest, with a Sigma 150-600mm fitted, the only snag is the light. Ever changing, light to dark, dark to light ..... Musical references again, sorry but, it IS one of my favourite live tracks ever ;)

It'll be dark soon!

It'll be dark soon!

So, with a few hundred shots in the card, off I toddle to get some editing done. Quite excited to keep an eye on these guys this year, hoping the young don't appear mid week.

Bonus spot!

Bonus spot!

Standing still in a wooded glade for a few hours can have its benefits, apart from the tranquility.

Can't wait for Part 2 already :)

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Chuck Staruch 3 months, 1 week ago

Great shots! camera Keep em coming!!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Colin Massey 3 months, 1 week ago

Fantastic set of photos , patience pays dividends I especially like the close up of woody woodpecker.. so many jokes there but I wont..   great detail

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Tsao T-F 4 months ago

Love this post, it contains beautiful photos and such a lovely story.

4 months ago Edited
Adrian Morris 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Great photos. Nuthatches are one of my favourite birds.

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to Adrian Morris 4 months, 2 weeks ago

They are beautiful little birds and reasonably comfortable with my presence  +1

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sabine Phb 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful shots, as if made in a studio!

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to Sabine Phb 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sabine, some of the best bird shots I've ever had the opportunity to capture smile

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Sabine Phb Replied to Brian Scott 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Congratulations then, I hope you get more opportunity’s with these wonderful birds!

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow Brian those shots are fantastic, makes me feel like I am actually there thanks for sharing now I really want to see part 2

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to Thomas Thompson 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Thomas, there are so many shots, hoping to capture the youngsters later

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Thomas Thompson Replied to Brian Scott 4 months, 2 weeks ago

+1

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Very cool captures Brian. Such pretty birds. Looking forward to part two.

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Camellia, I'm lucky they're so obliging +1

4 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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