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Immingham. Freight only.
Ah yes of course. Was momentarily excited a passenger route had reopened.
 

nickyboy

Norven Mankey
Is this one of the mystical Little Egrets? Seen on the River Orwell as it flows through Ipswich
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Indeed it is. There are lots of species of Egret (of which three are regular in UK) but this is the only one you will see with yellow feet

It's still amazing to think that this bird was a very rare visitor to UK only 30 years ago and now there are thousands of nests every year and numbers are increasing all the time
 

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
In Tit City, W14,
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things have moved on. There are five live hatchlings left in the nest box. Four are quite boisterous and wander about the floor of the box while the other smaller one tends to stay in the original nest bowl. He/she will probably die in the next 36 hours. It's a brutal business.

The mother is on the left of the picture. The small weak bird is bottom right. The survivors will probably leave the nest within the next five days, and that's when the slaughter usually occurs. Jays, woodpeckers, magpies and, of course, those repulsive local cats make short work of them. None usually survive. For an adult bird that might live for three years, that seems a harsh sentence.
 

newfhouse

Elitist lefty
Location
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things have moved on. There are five live hatchlings left in the nest box. Four are quite boisterous and wander about the floor of the box while the other smaller one tends to stay in the original nest bowl. He/she will probably die in the next 36 hours. It's a brutal business.

The mother is on the left of the picture. The small weak bird is bottom right. The survivors will probably leave the nest within the next five days, and that's when the slaughter usually occurs. Jays, woodpeckers, magpies and, of course, those repulsive local cats make short work of them. None usually survive. For an adult bird that might live for three years, that seems a harsh sentence.
It’s a bit more crowded in our box. I think we still have seven or eight, and I expect they will leave in the next few days. I’ve moved a cctv camera in the hope that I can capture them when they attempt their first flights.
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Hicky

Veteran
Here’s my pathetic attempt to catch a glimpse of the blue tits nesting next to our garage. You can hear a decent number of fledglings cheeping away so I have my best hopes for them. Unfortunately we have a large number of corvids locally so the chances are slim. When we moved in (14 months ago)the previous owners told us they’d had tits nesting for the previous 4 years. I put up another nest box but I think I’ll have to relocate it as it’s within the large Silver Birch at the rear of the pic.....thoughts people...?
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