Water Rail

15 Feb

Before I start, just as I sat down to write this, I just seen a sparrowhawk take out a pigeon over our garage and tear it apart on a neighbour’s conservatory roof. It was amazing. More things should kill and tear apart each other while I watch.

Sparrowhawk.

Sparrowhawk.

Female sparrowhawk I think.

Female sparrowhawk I think.

But still a sparrowhawk.

But still a sparrowhawk.

An amazing kill-beaked sparrowhawk.

An amazing kill-beaked sparrowhawk.

Sparrowhawk getting all up in that pigeon's face.

Sparrowhawk getting all up in that pigeon’s face.

Anyway, right, the other thing is I gone up Baffins Pond and seen a water rail. Water rails are basically the withered twins of moorhens.

Water rail not easy to photoing.

Water rail not easy to photoing.

Water rail, railing about.

Water rail, railing about.

I seen a bunch of other stuff there too. Can’t be bothered to go into detail. Soz.

Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon

Smug Tufted Duck

Smug Tufted Duck

Shoveler

Shoveler

Rock Dove

Rock Dove

Moorhen

Moorhen

Mallards

Mallards

Dirty Swans

Dirty Swans

Cormorant, or, to give them their scientific name, Christ Moths on account of they like pretending to be Jesus on his crucifix. And they are one of only three species of bird that are moths.

Cormorant, or, to give them their scientific name, Christ Moths on account of they like pretending to be Jesus on his crucifix. And they are one of only three species of bird that are moths.

Black-headed gull

Black-headed gull

 

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