Readers’ wildlife photos

September 16, 2021 • 8:00 am

I haven’t yet decided whether to post wildlife photos for the week I’m in Boston, as photos sent to me there to replenish my waning stock might get lost. If you have some good photos to send, and I hope you do, please hold onto them until late next week.

Today’s photos come from Peter Sansun in England, whose ID’s and caption are indented. You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them:

Here are a few sample nature pictures that you may wish to consider for publication. The bird pictures were all taken within a short walk from my home here in the UK,  on the outskirts of London.

I have included the Linnean names (where known) in the picture titles.

Barnacle goose (Brantia leucopsis):

Eurasian coot chick (Fulica atra):

Cygnetsof the Mute swan (Cygnis olor):

Green  (ring necked?) parakeets (Psittacula krameri).  The putative origins of this feral population are quite amusing; see here.

Marsh warbler (Acrocephalus palustris):

European robin (Erithacus rubecula):

Spider web droplets:

Heath lobelia (Lobelia urens):

9 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Marsh Warbler is VERY rare in Britain, Reed Warbler is extremely similar; difficult to tell from what can be seen here; do we know exactly where and when it was photographed?

  2. A very enjoyable batch of photos. Loved the parakeet origin story. Surprised a bird indigenous to Africa can survive the weather around London. My favorite theory of how they got there was that Jimi Hendrix let out a pair in Carnaby street in the 60’s. LOL!

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