I had to sort some things out at home so by the time I got out in the afternoon it was hot,hot. So I headed for the north of the county and headed for Welford reservoir. I hadn't got any decent Housemartin and Swallow images and there was a slim chance of an Osprey (it never showed), plus the air just seems a little cooler, it might be all in the "head" or it could be because it's elevated and not in a valley like so many of my other spots, who knows?
By the time I got there, the worst of the heat was cooling down but still a bit "heat-hazy" image wise, so I went for a walk round and see what I could find in the bushes, the swallow and housemartins weren't going anywhere so could wait.
In a previous post I mentioned how in with a juvenile Tit flock was a singular Chiff-Chaff (juvenile), well I found the same thing but with Long Tail Tit flock, quite clever what it was doing, it was stealing any food the juvenile Long Tail Tits were catching, also when an adult bird was coming in with food the Chiff-Chaff would barge the Long Tail Tits out of the way and snatch the food, BUT there was also an adult Chiff-Chaff lurking and standing back watching what was happening.....interesting...I thought!
|NOT A HAPPY JUVENILE LONG TAIL TIT|
|LURKING AND WAITING FOR FREE FOOD|
|RECORD SHOT OF CHIFF-CHAFF WITH ADULT LOTTIE|
This Chiff-Chaff amused me having a root around for food
|IT'S IN HERE SOMEWHERE!!|
|A SCRUFFY COMMON WHITETHROAT|