Just found a nice new perch covered with rust….
Even the top bird came in to have a look….
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.
Last Saturday, I was at my woodland hide. Plenty of birds in the area. Again the sparrowhawk came three time but this time the young bird landed on one of my perch. I had two lens out a 500mm and a 300mm. You cannot move when that bird is five metres in front of you. The bird stayed for 25 minutes and was chassed away by the adult bird. Beautiful
I got carried away and took about 500 pictures! 🙂
First shot with the 300mm
Second shot with the 500mm Look at those eyes…
I was out an about very early this morning. I came across this superb young sparrowhawk while driving around. I took several picture of that little raptor. Cracking bird. I was with that special bird for more than 15 minutes .
I thing that it is a young male, probably this years bird…
I am going back in that area this evening…maybe more surprises….
Yesterday was a beautiful day…late afternoon I went for a recce in a place that I know very well. I know it well because every time I go there I have to be on the lookout all the time…My nemesis is there. Yep, cattle…
I came across several raptor, red kite , buzzard, sparrowhawk, hobby.. I could not photograph them all but I was lucky with some…
This young buzzard was calling all the time…
Red kite backlit…beautiful birds…
My nemesis…lot`s of them too!
I have got to be careful when I am in that meadow…