I came across this little chap yesterday evening.
With this cold weather , it was
"easy" to photograph birds, mammals, the cold make them more approchable. That is why Scandinavian wildlife photographers have got it so easy...they have the weather "helping" them . We are not so lucky here...
Several red kite came to feed….
Sometimes, it was crowded with birds
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…
For the last Month , I have been trying to get picture of a local barn owl.
Out of 15 outing, I dipped 13 time. I could see the bird almost every time, but there was always something….
Three days ago, I did get quite close….They are still a big crop , but I like the colours….
Hopefully , I will have more chance to photograph this incredible bird.
I went twice to my woodland hide this weekend. lot`s of birds at the moment and some quality birds …..
Great spotted woodpecker are coming quite readily
Drilling the wood in the search of food
I have a new prop. A magnificent old window…
I took some very graphic pictures
it`s different…il like it .
Even woody is coming at my window
And now for the king !
Twice that magnificent bird came….
It`s probably an old bird . look at the colour of that eye. Magnificent….
He stayed with me for 10 minutes…Beautiful
Yesterday morning, I was at my woodland hide. I have been feeding there for the last month. I have two sparrowhawk coming. It`s a job to stop them.
I have place, Post, Branch everywhere.
Yesterday I was lucky.
One male came twice.
A bit of a crop, but I like this backlit picture…..
When the sparrowhawk happened to land within 6 metres of you.
Trust me when I say this: you stop breathing and you DO NOT MOVE!!
This one was in front of me for twenty minutes.