“Pied FlyCatchers” On this rather wet #songbirdsaturday  (we’ve recorded 4.75 inches of rain in t…

"Pied FlyCatchers"

On this rather wet #songbirdsaturday  (we've recorded 4.75 inches of rain in the last 24 hours) I'd like to spare a thought for all the birds trying to safely rear a family. 

We're lucky enough to have Pied Flycatcher's breeding on the farm and with some help their numbers seem to be improving. I am however rather concerned about the riverside brood today, the river is very swollen and the brood must have been near to fledging.

Here are 3 photos:
1] Male perched in tree, with caterpillar
2] A different male returning to one of our nest boxes
3] A female anxiously looking out of her riverside nest (I spent almost an hour chest deep in the river for that photo!)

Hope you enjoy them.

#wales   #conservation   #wildlifephotography  

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