Sunday, 9 June 2013

New life on the River Weaver............................................................................

During our trip along the river last weekend we were fortunate to see lots of birds with their new families.

This Coots nest was just across the river from the jetty... I counted five little heads.

 Moorhen with it's chick... there was a second chick sleeping about a foot further along the bank

Canada Geese... there were thirteen gosling's in this little group.

 Mallards with ducklings were all along the river.

The older ducklings were fending for themselves...

 ... as were the juvenile Great Crested Grebes.

Oh! and plenty of young rabbits... this little fella had no fear and let me get quite close.

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Tuesday Muse and Wild Bird Wednesday

42 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So adorable -- even the baby coots. :)

Carole M. said...

...each delightful images from you Drew; glad that spring is happening and you're out and about with your camera

Cezar and Léia said...

The young animals are so precious!
God bless you!
Cezar

Gunilla Bäck said...

The babies are so adorable!

ADRIAN said...

The young great crested grebe is a beauty. I've never seen a juvenile. Thanks for posting it Andrew.

Sondra said...

I think thats the first young GC-Grebe Ive seen also, or at least in that stage..Very attractive with the stripes on the face! Each one of these young are cuddly n cute!!!

Terri said...

Lots of cute little ones- great captures.

TexWisGirl said...

just plumb full of cuteness! adorable ones, no matter furred or feathered.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great color and clarity in these pictures.

holdingmoments said...

Great to see all the new life at this time of the year Andrew.

Heather Wilde said...

The Great Crested Grebe chicks are gorgeous. No baby Squirrels? oops!

Phil said...

You captures some real nice close-up there Andrew - the young grebes in particular. And separated from their parents at this time of year is a difficult shot to get.

Kay said...

Wonderful photos.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

I've never seen them that young with the colored fuzz on their heads. So cute! Nice to see the baby geese.

Michelle said...

Love seeing all of those little ones swimming.

Arija said...

That looks like a population explosion. Nature is wonderful at any time but the breeding season is just so very special.
Thanks Drew . . . xox

i stora drag said...

Such lovely photos of the sweet little children! We saw the first Mute Swans kids the other day, here in Sweden.
Greetings Pia

Mama Zen said...

Sweet shots!

JM said...

Wonderful post! The top shot is my favourite.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful spring -- so full of new life. Wonderful post.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. It's great to see the new babies.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What fun! The babies are growing like mad!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Gary said...

Beautiful sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I love those babies, too!! And what delightful captures for the day! Wonderful look at your world, Andrew! Have a great week!

Fun60 said...

What a cute rabbit I can't believe it just sat there!

mick said...

Great photos - it looks like its been a very good spring for all the birds.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful shots. I love that young rabbit!

Sandra said...

love all the babies, my favorite baby is the moorhen, he is so cute.

Beppan said...

Great shots of cute little ones!!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Andrew.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat to see all this wildlife! I have never seen very young coots like this in a nest.

Carletta said...

Lovely captures of the new babies! I love that fuzzy little moorhen.
Little Bunny seems enamored with you and your camera. :)

Frank said...

I have been seeing similar scenes in the last few days but you got the shots. Nice series Andrew.

HansHB said...

A lot of beautiful photos!
Nice to see!

Connie Smiley said...

How darling! You had quite a weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and birds. I really like to Coot chicks.

Tim Rice said...

Great nature photos!

Karen said...

All very sweet. Lovely captures!

BlueShell said...

Hi Drew! So wonderful to "see you again"!
Your Photos are magnificent, as always.
Love the rabbit!
Hugs
BShell
(I had to quit Blogger because I was having a bunch of anonymous offensive comments)
Blueshell.azurara.net

Ken Schneider said...

It's a great time of the year. Nice images of the new families.

Liz said...

Lovely images, Andrew! The babies are gorgeous!

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

Passei para admirar suas fotografias.
Ótima e criativas fotos da natureza selvagem. Os coelhos são muito rápidos e ariscos, é muito difícil fotografar um livre na natureza, parabéns!!!

✿º° Bom domingo!
º°♪ Boa semana!
Beijinhos .♫º