Despite getting up at 5:30 the sun was already high over the horizon by the time I made it out to meadows. I was obviously late, since there was so much going on everywhere I looked. Lapwings, skylarks and wagtails chasing intruders out of their territories; crows harassing a marsh harrier as it flew over with a newly caught rat or something with a long black tail. I always tell myself I'm going to get up earlier, but at 3:30 when I checked the sunrise seemed so far away...
A yellow wagtail doing her morning stretch
A harrier lifts off with her partially eaten breakfast, maybe a rat, it had a long black tail. Yumm!
A skylark is taking his morning bath in the sand
And a greater spotted woodpecker eats larvae and aphids off the tender new leaves of an oak. Hanging upside-down is no problem at all with this powerful claws.
Next Satruday I'm going to get up earlier...
Ahhh. Din bild på kärrhöken med byte får en att inse hur hårt livet ändå kan vara på dessa jungfruliga ängar. En bild att länge betrakta och fundera kring. / DeerhunterReplyDelete