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Daughter of Red Dog

One of Red Dog’s daughters from 2012. I shot this image just as it was getting dark.

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Swanning it!

Swans usually mate for life, though “divorce” does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another. 7 more words

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Spotting Heron on the Ground

More often than not, herons are seen on the ground in open areas, but only because they are extremely difficult to see in thick undergrowth. The best way to spot herons in dense undergrowth is to scan small areas with your binoculars or camera, which is exactly how I managed to photograph this one. 29 more words

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Heron Scout

Herons like to see what is happening around them. This one is on sentry duty in the highest tree overlooking the heronry. If anything unusual is seen or heard, the sentry is despatched to investigate and report.

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Caught under a bush

Red seems switched on at the moment. I’m hopeful that there will be a den on the north marsh this year; if not, then maybe somewhere along Hoo Wood hill. 103 more words

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Determination!

The look of determination on Red’s face is incredible. He’s popping up all over the marsh and hardly gives me a glance today… what a character!  11 more words

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Foxy by Nature

This is Red’s vixen, and she will be thinking of denning later this month.

I will follow fox runs and look for increased vixen activity towards the end of this and the beginning of next month: signs of test digging or an actual den. 64 more words

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