Saturday, 25 February 2012

Friday, 16 September 2011


Had a most enjoyable day with Alan. Target was to photograph the buzzards that have been coming over the past few days. We were privleged to witness two birds playing with each other...but there was three birds at any one time....the sun even came out for us!

Another shot, the pair were playing in the grass for atleast 10 mins before finding some food....more photos to follow.

After the playful antics, it's back to work hunting for the next meal.

Not long after this shot was taken the other buzzard flew right into it and literally knocked him off the tree to the ground, all part of the play I entertaining to watch!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Birds in Flight

Have been trying some bird in flight photography recently, but the light has been really too bad to get the fast exposures needed. It's felt like Winter with the dark gloom up here in Scotland. Anyway the sun did come out for a few minutes the other day when I was at Lochwinnoch and so managed to capture these two images.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Red Kites

Went to a feeding station today, but dont think I will be going again. This is the only picture I got of a kite WITHOUT multi-coloured tags on their wings. I know that research needs to be undertaken and its good to see the kites get a helping hand etc...but do the ringers really have to tag, not just on one wing but on both wings and in some cases attach a radio transmitter to the bird also! So my question is: Why two different coloured tags and why on 99.9% on the birds I saw yesterday. Has the ringing gone a little out of hand? I even see rings on blue tits!

Anyway, this was the only bird I could see without a tag. Hope you like.

This other photo is a cheat. I cloned out the 2 tags and the radio transmitter. I set it free to be wild :), although he looks a bit worse for wear...a real scavenger!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Slavonian Grebe

What an amazing bird. Summer plumage turns this ordinary looking bird into a stunner!
Really pleased with the new tripod. Canon 40D, Canon 500mm f.4 IS USM lens. Feilsol 3372 Tripod, Manfrotto 393 Head,