I was doing a quick Recce yesterday afternoon and came across this beauty….I love yellowhammer. It is THE countryside `s bird
In April the weather in UK was poor to say the least, & it was nice to get out of this country.
I went to Spain for four days to clear my mind, and to do some wildlife photography. When I go abroad, which is not often, I always want to photograph a species that it would be impossible to do with such a short amount of time.
For some species it can take years to make them come to an area. Well, I did not have years, so I used a company called Photo Raptors. The company is run by two very good photographers, Helios and Jose.
We arrived in Spain very late, it was 23h30 & Helios was waiting for us at the hotel. He explained a few things and we went to bed, I was knackered!
The next day Helios came to pick us up and we went to a Spanish Imperial Eagle hide. The hide was very luxurious and comfortable. It needs to be as I am getting older, & I cannot sit for hours on end in a tiny hide. I need space, & I need to be able to sit on a proper chair etc… All the hides we used were very good.
We were shooting through glass, of which I’m not a big fan, but it worked. The quality of the pictures were fine.
During the next few days we photographed all sort of birds. Azure Wing Magpie, Bonelli’s Eagle, Cuckoo etc
It was magical to be in such beautiful country.
Helios, Jose and the hotel owner could not have done more to please us.
Overall, I had a very good trip. The country is spectacular, and the organisation was very professional.
I would definitely book future trips with Photo Raptors.
I am still on the lookout for badger. Everything seems to be difficult this spring…..
This is something that I had never seen before. A young badger sleeping in a hollow tree. Magical to watch
After the rest, the badger woke up and when under some wire
Back in the meadow on the lookout for worms
I cannot believe it. The British gouvernement want to stop protecting badger…it is always the same with human. There is a problem, we do not know how to resolve it. well let`s take the gun and shoot the problem away. For Christ sake, what the matter with people.
In my restaurant, I ear people telling me that we have too many red kite in the Chilterns and that they should be controlled! Yet again, let`s take the gun and shoot them. Always the bloody same
It does piss me off.
LET US SHOT EVERYTHING THAT MOVE, like that we will not be bother by anything anymore…. Yeah, lets get rid of all the wildlife, That will be good! NO MORE PROBLEM.
Once again, I was lucky to come across two badger, an adult and a young one. This is the first young that I photograph this year. Both of them were trying to catch worm.
I was able to photograph the young hunting for food. It`s nice to be able to se the british countryside in the background
An Adult was also there looking for food.
Here is a little movie taken with my phone. The badger is three, four metres away. The little tyke is looking for food. Quite interesting to watch the way they do it. This is the first young that I have come across this year!
I have not been very successful with badger this year. I am yet to come across some youngster. I wonder if the young were not killed by all that water we had in April…..
This one was looking for food. I walked next to him for 20 minutes. I was about 9 metres away…..
It`s a job to photograph the badger with his head up as the badger was always eating.