while on a recce, I came across 15 red kite. they were all perch on fence post….
This is my ” I can`
t be arsed time of year". Summer is not very good for me and I can`t wait for the autumn.
Well yesterday, at long last the wind stopped. About time too, the wind was doing my head in.
Yesterday evening, the light was gorgeous and they was no wind, so I went to my badger site. Again they came out very early, 18h30. Always very nice to watch badger in the sun…lovely. This week the Farmer will harvest the wheat. So hopefully the habitat will change completely…can`t wait..
Few pictures from last evening.
This is taken with a 35mm
The weather is a bit better. About time too! I spent yesterday evening with my local badgers. They came out very quickly. At 18h30 I had a badger in front of me. It`s always a job to try to lift their head! Their nose are always looking for something to eat…greedy little tykes.
I use three lens during the evening. 15mm Fisheye, 17-35mm and 100-400mm.
100-400mm 1.6 crop sensor
15mm fisheye lens
I wanted to take a shot like that for years. Cattle and badger. there is so much controversy about badger and cattle.
Here both in the same picture.
Last Sunday, I was back in my floating hide. I had another cracking time. I had two species of grebe on the lake. For the first time, I had the opportunity to photograph the little grebe. Beautiful little bird…
With the floating hide, it is possible to get really close. This little grebe was 4 metres away…
I like the bird amongst the flowers…lovely
His big cousin was there too
Of coot were present…
A Female gadwall with her chicks
Yesterday, I went back to see if I could do better with those buzzards. One “young” was perched on a pine tree. They are quite “easy” to approach at the moment.
I also came a across the feathers of a sparrowhawk . I don`t know what could have killed it? The feather were from a young bird. Probably another female sparrowhawk.??? Don`t know.
A superb barn owl was perched on a wood pile…they are always spectacular to watch….
The British countryside look stunning at the moment…Flowers everywhere…