Thursday, 26 May 2016
Birds, Jeziorki, late-May sunshine
Below: a characteristic of the heron is the way its neck bends into an 'S' shape when in flight, giving it an ungainly appearance in the air, which belies its grace when wading.
Below: the same individual, believe it or not, in flight. Note the plume, which has been tucked away so as to be completely unnoticeable from the ground.
Below: a pair of northern lapwings in flight - the birds are also known as 'peewits' because of their characteristic call. The name 'lapwing' refers to the irregular way they flap their wings. I could see four individuals at the southern end of the southern pond. Quite a rare sight!
On my walk today, I also saw pheasants, coots, black-headed gulls, magpies, jackdaws, sparrows - and of course a pair of swans and their brood of seven cygnets.
This time two years ago:
Call it what it is - Okęcie!
This time This time last year:
Three stations in need of repair
This time four years ago
Late evening, Śródmieście
This time five years ago:
Ranking a better life
This time seven years ago:
Paysages de Varsovie
This time eight years ago:
Spring walk, twilight time