Last week was very, very cold. I sat in a hide for three days in a row…it paid off, raptor and mammal….
PS: My back is now fu…d 🙂
Yesterday morning I was back with “my” kingfishers. During the night the temperature went bellow zero. it was cold. They was lot`s of ice everywhere.
It was amazing to watch and to photograph a kingfisher fishing amongst ice.
I wanted to photograph the kingfisher without any distraction…
It was ice cold , but that does not stop the kingfisher to hunt….
Kingfisher are doing well. I had a few more session recently. We just had our second frost. It was amazing to watch that bird diving amongst ice…
the bird hover from time to time….
It was amazing to see the bird hunting amongst ice….
Here the bird is catching a fat gudgeon
Look at the size of this fish!
Standing proud! 🙂
At last, we had a frost. Minus 4 last night.
They had forecasted a beautiful day, and for once they were right! 🙂
I did not want to miss the ice….
Here are some picture of kingfisher fishing amongst ice….
It was misty and cold ….
But the kingfisher has got to eat, whatever the weather
Amazing to see that bird diving amongst ice….A first for me.
Perched on the ice….
I just cannot let go! I am living, dreaming kingfisher! I am going kingfisher mad!
Pictures that the eyes cannot see…. it`s so fast…
My lens hood was touching the water, I wanted to be eye level with the bird.
It`s amazing to watch….
head in the water.
I came across this dog-rose with a gall on it, I though it would be nice to have a “blue flower” on top 🙂 🙂
Last Wednesday was an amazing day, One of those magic day.
The weather was lovely and I knew that all the farmers of the area would be harvesting wheat. During the afternoon, I went for an hour to see what I could photograph.
It was incredible
The harvest was fully on
The baling machine was baling straw
They were buzzard everywhere, I counted 12 birds.
It was amazing, and I could get close to them too
Here the buzzard is calling
It was nice to be able to capture all sorts of behaviours
Eating a prey
And flying from one bale to another…Beautiful
It was a buzzard day!
Even a Chinese water deer came out…