Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Birds' Nests

Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for this picture of an oystercatcher's nest with its three eggs.  These nests are a bit of a worry when one is walking along beaches at this time of year as the nest is nothing more than a scrape in the shingle or sand, and the eggs are wonderfully camouflaged.

Meanwhile, the Raptor has sent me this photo of a buzzard chick, sitting in its nest in a tree.  It's seen here high in the centre of the picture with one of its proud parents keeping watch nearby.  The Raptor was at pains to say that the picture was taken from over 300m away so there was no danger of disturbing the birds, and that the nest is close to human habitation anyway, so the buzzards are quite used to passers by taking an interest in them.

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