Rutting season is almost over. It is always magical to see those fantastic beast rutting .
Young stag at sunrise
Hind at sunrise
Stag standing in water and bellowing
Look at this magnificent beast
yep, it is “on” I was in the woods last Sunday. I love this time of year. Mist, cold, lovely…..
This spectacle is not to be missed.
ps: the good news is that I was able to get away from my kingfisher hide!!! 🙂 🙂
Sunrise is always magical……
Mist is also spectacular….the atmosphere it create…
Remember, it doesn`t always need to be big in the frame 🙂
lots of chasing ….
Yesterday, I woke up very early. They had forecast a heavy frost and I wanted to be out there first thing..
I was very lucky, I came across lots of different species that morning….
Sunrise was superb!
Birds were singing everywhere….
chiffchaff were in every bush 🙂
Willow warbler also were displaying
Whitethroat are now here for the breeding season…
Yellowhammer, very pretty bird….
Goldfinch, fantastic colours
Wren amongst knifes….
With the light been so gorgeous in the morning and evening. I have been to “my” brown hare site. Not many hare but I still managed to have a cracking time with them.
This one was sleeping while the sun was going down. You can see the cobwebs…
I never get tired to photograph brown hare, The are very charismatic mammals
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.
At 3h30, this Sunday morning, I was with my eyes wide open looking at the clock. I was in a warm bed and I was knackered. But a question was in my mind. Should I stay or should I go. It took me 15 minutes to decide. And then suddenly I was out of bed, quick breakfast and off I went……
None of my friends could come with me. It was going to be a lonely affair. I like to be on my own….I can concentrate on taking pictures.
It was an incredible morning…misty, cold, and sunny…
No need to say that during the morning I had to take the mick of my friends!!! 🙂 🙂 Gareth, Richard, Martin, I though about you. Honest… 🙂
Look at that power!
Bellowing in the mist…
Fallows are also displaying…
a doe amongst bracken….
I was about to leave when I came across this monster…
This Sunday, I went and checked if the deer rut had started. Yes it has. Very slowly at the moment…I will need to keep on eye on it…
Few shots from this Sunday.
The key is to be there early…
The only thing missing: frost!
This picture was taken last year. I was very lucky with the deer rut. That sunrise was magical and all the players were at the right place!
Again, I was back with the deer. The rutting season is going well. Those stags are incredible. To see them in the mist at sunrise is magical….
This was taken at 1/6 of a second…incredible what you can do with a digital camera….
Mist glorious mist…
Also came across fallow deer….
Look at those colours…