Tuesday, 29 September 2015

September 2015 Grey Heron & Liitle Egret UK

Fish do take a real hammering from all the fishing birds around.

Grey Heron

Little Egret

Saturday, 26 September 2015

September 2015 Kingfishers. These could easily become addictive.

Really happy got my first decent shots of a Kingfisher.  I am sure I will want to get a lot more of these beauties.

Caught a nice fish

Beautiful Male Kingfisher

Thursday, 24 September 2015

September 2015 Grey Heron in thick vegetation. UK.

This Grey Heron picks his way carefully through the thick vegetation on the hunt for a meal.

Grey Heron in the thick!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

September 2015 Gadwall. More lovelly than what you get at first glance!

Some birds are a lot more beautiful as you look at them closely.  I like this image of a male Gadwall taken last week in the morning light.

Male Gadwall


Saturday, 19 September 2015

September 2015 Checking my Short Eared site my new friend came out!

Went to see if the Short Eared Owls have arrived. No luck but at least I seem to have a new friend that regularly comes out the beautiful Roe Deer buck.

Roe Deer

Roe Deer

September 2015 Heron Take off. UK

Caught this Heron just taking off. What amazing large wings they have!

Lift off! Grey Heron.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

September 2015 In the Little Egret's world. UK.

Looking through my images from last weekend.  Really like this one as it almost feels that you are in this watery world.

Little Egret

Monday, 14 September 2015

Saturday, 12 September 2015

September 2015 Black Tailed Godwit time for a bath. UK.

After the breeding season is over in Iceland Black Tailed Godwits migrate to the milder UK.  This one finds time for a wash and brush up. It's amazing the instinct in nature to keep everything working in top condition.

Getting stuck into a real exhilarating wash

Brushing up.

September 2015 The secretive Water Rail

These really are secretive birds that disappear into the reeds and vegetation and can be difficult to see.  This one popped out of the edge for a short while allowing me to get a few images before vanishing back into its own world.


Water Rail

Water Rail

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

September 2015 The beautiful Roe Deer buck. Cotswolds Hills UK

This buck seemed to accept my presence and by standing quietly still every time he looked toward me, I managed to get a few nice images.

Roe Deer

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

September 2015 Black Tailed Godwits UK

These beautiful waders breed in Iceland and spend the post breeding period in the UK.  I love to see them and spend some time getting images.  They spend a lot of time with their bill probing in the mud and it can often lead to a large number of images with no head or bills showing!

Black Tailed Godwit

Resting for a few seconds

Monday, 7 September 2015

September 2015 Swallows are gathering together for their migration. Cotswolds UK

We are into early September and the Swallows are beginning to gather together ready for their migration to South Africa.  It would great to go down there in the Winter and see them!  It would also seem quite strange to see them hawking over the fields in December!

Gathering on the wires

The beautiful Swallow

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September 2015 Summer Visitors still present on Cleeve Common UK

The Wheatear is one of our very smart summer visitors.  There is still a family present feeding on the ground on the top of Cleeve Common.  They will soon depart to their winter quarters in central Africa.

Wheatear

Wheatear