Fields of golden wheat. Swallows skimming over the golden seas, eating up the unfortunate insects.
Stone-curlew on the move. Some, pairs squeezed off farmland too overgrown with produce. Some, fledged offspring gathering into roosting flocks. All, trying their luck on plots. Some get lucky, some are chased off.
Stone-curlew chicks behaving in very mammalian ways. Hiding behind Ma or Pa. Obeying commands. Showing obvious excitement to reunion, attention, or food, and snuggling up close for comfort.
Female Great bustard turning up on Stone-curlew plots in twos and threes. Potential nesting sites for next year? Or just an abundance of food?
Stone-curlew brutally ram-rading Great bustard, who gets a tad too close to his (pipping) egg brooding partner.
Stone-curlew fledged chicks not wishing to leave home. Stone-curlew fledged chicks helping parents to chase off intruders. Stone-curlew fledged chicks behaving just like ditsy teenagers.
Stock doves with iridescent green feathers shimmering in the evening sun.
Hares doing some serious boxing and a variety of martial arts. Mad March hares, April hares, May hares, June hares, July hares…
Little French men (AKA Red-legged partridge) always making me smile from ear to ear. Running in that forever straight line, head tilting left and right to see the truck that’s following.
Roe deer stag peering out from the golden wheat. His antlers and ears giving him away. A secret visitor to stonehenge visitor centre.
Flowers Flowers Flowers.
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