Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Have just got back from some time away in Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway to be precise and have got hundreds of photos to go through and dispose of. Some that I have already looked at are the ones taken on the first day at a Red Kite feeding station close to a place called Laurieston in the Galloway Hills.
The Red Kite has had a breeding programme and release schedule in Galloway for a few years and a feeding station set up on a private farm called Bellymack Hill Farm. This place regularly gets 100 kites coming to meat that is put out at 2 o'clock every day, come rain or shine and is an ideal way to get up close and personal with these magnificent birds. Shame the clouds were thick and the sun hard to come by on our visit, but that was to be the story of the entire week we were away!
More photos will follow of other creatures and some scenery.
Monday, 17 February 2014
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
More Gulls I am afraid, but at least this time they have got their wings open!
Monday, 3 February 2014
I am still finding myself drawn to this bird, now into its fourth week at the small pits in the village of Maxey. The North American name for this bird is the Great Northern Loon, quite apt, as I am finding myself neglecting all other birds in my mad quest for a half decent photo! After spending nearly 4 hours at this site yesterday, with a brief spell at Deeping Lakes to see if I could catch up with the long-staying drake Mandarin (I didn't), or catch a glimpse of a PBC lifer in the shape of the locally rare Willow Tit (dipped on that too) and after taking 100's of photos, I managed to grab from the wreckage a couple of okay shots which are above.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Think back to your first experience of birds and I bet that it was when you fed the ducks at the local pond as a nipper. I can almost guarantee that amongst those ducks was the Mallard, a duck that if it were more scarce would have birders salivating at the sight of it, especially the male.
Friday, 17 January 2014
I am getting a bit obsessed by this bird, now into its' second week at the small fishing pits in the village of Maxey in Cambridgeshire. The bird shows no signs of moving on (famous last words) and has been seen catching plenty of fish, seemingly happy in its' current residence. I live in hope for an absolutely 'stonking' photo, but until then, I leave you with the above shot and the one below.