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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Bewick's Swan . And the Female Kestrel by Callum Bushell on our Guest Photos.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Common Crane and eggs - Grus grus

Photographed at Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire, GB. (Wild)

Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.ukThere is a photo of a Coot chick. And an Australian Shoveler by Callum in  the 'Guest photographer.










30 comments:

  1. That’s a lot of bling on one bird!

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  2. Lovely captures Bob. Hope they are successful.

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  3. That crane is a heap more flexible than I am. If I was to try and get down to those precious eggs I would probably fall and crush them.

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    1. Ha ha ha EC, it's good that we don't lay eggs.

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  4. Really interesting images, Bob. Not many people get to see the eggs of the Common Crane! - pity about the unnatural adornments from a visual point of view, although I can understand why. Best wishes - - - Richard

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  5. Does the crane ever sit on the eggs? The nest seemed ... not a nest ... a few sticks among the rocks. I learned a lot from these pictures!

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    1. The Crane was standing up for a while, she/he was manoeuvre it's eggs Angie.

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  6. Hi Bob.

    Beautifully on the nest with the eggs.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  7. Cranes rock. I'm struck by the banding. Kind of obtrusive. Jeez.

    Nice shots

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  8. Hi Bob,
    Another set of super images, wonderful to see the bird turning the eggs, mind they are a good sized egg.
    Beautiful bird but not much of a nest builder.
    All the best John

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    1. Hi John, I'm pleased that you like them, they are great with the eggs.

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  9. Hola Bob,impresionantes y bonitas fotos de esta Grulla cuidando de su puesta.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana amigo.

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  10. Hi Bob,
    Oh my god, I don't like theses rings, at least we recognize her.
    But your pictures are very beautiful ! It's rare to see a Common crane in nesting !

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    1. Yes Nath, so many rings, they travels far, cheers.

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  11. Why does the bird have such tires in the legs?

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  12. Rings looks like a decorative. Awesome photos.

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  13. Great, awesome. Your photos are just so great.

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  14. Yes, a lot of bling! Big tags!!! And as always, great images.

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  15. Hello Bob, neat shots of the crane with the eggs. I hope all is well there. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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    1. Nice to see you Eileen, hope you had a beautiful trip.

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  16. Awesome shots. I, too, am curious about the human jewelry added. I just recently saw a banded bird for the first time.

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    1. Terri, some people don't like it very much, in fact, I am in two minds myself.

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    2. Geweldige foto's Bob en mooi om te zien dat hij of zij de eieren draait lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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  17. How marvelous Bob, hope those eggs hatch nicely so you can share the young. There has been a current story on FB about a pair of Sandhill Crane that successfully raised a Peking Duckling from egg being placed in wrong nest. Sweetest story ever ;)

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  18. Good luck to Mother Crane! (Perfect post for USA Mother's Day which is today, Sunday the 13th, although I am sure you weren't even thinking of that, since Mothering Sunday in England is on a different date!)...... She is a beautiful crane and certainly well-banded!

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