A Slight Change of Pace
Monday, June 11, 2012 11:12:13 PM
A larger but younger bird was also sitting out the rain. This is a young magpie.
As predicted the young gulls have left the immediate hatching nest and are now secure on the main roof. Two of them are anyway. One didn't survive the weekend, although whether the storms are to blame or whether it's just the way things go (three reduced to two last year as well) I can't tell.
One thing I can tell though is that it is wise not to stand behind a stooping chick!
My shot of the day came early this evening in the garden; and no it's not a fox. It's a bat. This one was flying low over the garden and though far from perfect it is an improvement on previous efforts.
Finally, the day's cub shot. There are more over on my Complete Fox of the Day collection.
Camera note: all bird shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The bat and the fox cub were photographed with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.