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Feb 2019

Wren - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Wren

The light is clear and bright when I see a Wren appear. I love how its shadow looks. I always imagine Wrens …

Spotted Redshank - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Spotted Redshank

We spotted Spotted Redshanks a few days ago: This time I manage to get a shot of one flying. If only it …

Kestrel and Mouse - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Kestrel and the mouse

There’s a Kestrel at the top of the tree here in Parco della Caffarella. It’s quite a distance away, so we get …

Spoonbill - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Spoonbill flypast

From a distance it’s hard to tell all these white birds apart. There are dozens of busy Great White Egrets and Little …

White Wagtail - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

White Wagtails

White Wagtails are fascinating birds. In the UK we call our darker sub-species the Pied Wagtail. Even though it’s a common bird …

Monk Parakeet - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Monk Parakeets

Noisy, bright, squawking and quarrelsome, it’s me again. No, it’s the Monk Parakeets of Rome: Aren’t they handsome? I wonder what their …

Chiffchaff - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Lui Piccolo

We’re at the Parco della Caffarella in Rome. It’s a sprawling urban park with grass closely cropped by the escaped rabbits which …

Great White Egret - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Egrets

Great White Egrets are impressive birds. They are huge: I love the way the wing tips of this one are just touching …

Black Redstart - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Black Redstarts

Black Redstarts are rare in the UK. Here in Parco della Caffarella in Rome they are everywhere. They’re the equivalent of Robins …

Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sunset over the lake

A Cormorant takes flight at sunset at the Lago di Alviano. A Great White Egret is still there after sunset. There’s also …

Kingfisher - Lago di Alviano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Before and after fish

This female Kingfisher is wonderful. She’s bobbing her head, calling and peering into the water below. We’ve heard her calling from across …