Who knew it, herring gulls like apples!
Ubba, one of Lagetha's chicks is really partial to apples. He'll demolish an apple in one sitting.
To say I look after my resident seagulls would be an understatement lol
The herring gulls are very impressive at guarding their territory with amazing bravery against such a fearsome predator. Unfortunately the gulls are a bit too efficient at driving the birds of prey out of their breeding ground, so I don't often get them close enough to the garden to get many pictures. Here are a few I managed to get the other day.
We done usually see these over the garden in the Herring Gill territory, but this year has been bit unusual to say the least, so not really surprised to see them flying overhead. Usually these energetic, bold and quarrelsome little birds fly very erratic and fast, so not so easy to photograph, but they seemed calmer flying in a big gathering of many different types of gull just all gliding in what look like a tornado of gulls.
Bird Photography - Sparrows
Photographs taken this year during COVID-19 lock down in my garden.
I set up several perches within my garden with several feeding stations to attract the birds in. It look quite a while for the birds to get used to my presence as I didn't use a hide. After a few weeks the birds got used to me being around and lost their fear and started coming into the garden. The sparrows seemed to take the longest to get used to my presence, unlike the Dunnocks who where first into the garden to feed.
See more of my latest Sparrow pictures here
Emergency service crews were in Kingsgate Avenue after a car crashed into a wall and ended up on its side.
From what I can gather is the driver dropped something while driving into her drive, got distracted and hit her driveway wall overturning the car. No one was seriously hurt. The scene looked way more dramatic than it actually was.
Here are some of the pictures I took of the incident.
Story in newspaper (not my pictures in KM story):
KM Kent Online
Pictures of the starlings since their arrival in Spring to date.
The pair that nested had a successful brood of 6 chicks, now all lively juveniles who visit the garden numerous times a day to feed.
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Had a bit of excitement, air ambulance hovered right over the garden. It landed in the field opposite the 19th Hole pub. I heard someone had fallen of a ladder in Fitzroy Avenue. These are a few photos I took.
Some of the goldfinch pictures take in my garden during the COVID-19 lockdown,
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With the COVID-19 Lockdown I decided to set myself a challenge of photographing from my garden rather than usually going out to do my usual photography.
See photographs here...