A superb eagle from Africa, my final entry in my non wild raptors section
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
One of our smallest visiting waders and usually very approachable, however whilst they are nesting along the coast of N.Norway / Russia etc, if you approach the nest the male will hover in front of you and if you get too near he will hit you on the nose with his beak which can be quite painful. this one was at Titchwell.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
another denizen of 'lower moor' St Marys this bird allowed me to take pictures from only about twenty feet away, the beautiful cryptic plumage was a sight to behold, when standing still at the side of the reeds it becomes nearly invisible
all that was showing of this little chap was his head, they can duck down so that only the top of their head is on show to watch for danger, he relaxed after a few minutes and allowed me to capture him feeding as seen in the next posting
Friday, 11 July 2008
This little chick was foraging high up on the moors in Yorkshire on a very wet day quite close to the Tann hill inn the highest in England at 1732 ft ASL. (the one used for the Everest double glazing ads).
He appeared to be look dry despite the rain and had been ringed too.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
By using the car as a hide we were able to get close to lots of grouse but rarely was the weather good enough to get a decent picture. There were a lot of chicks with most pairs of adults so it must have been a very good year for them. sadly of course many will not live longer than the 'Glorious twlefth'...... the chick below walked right up to the car.
This singleton had perhaps been left behind by the flock that went North to the Arctic circle to breed, perhaps injured in some way but appeared to look healthy enough. this was another bird were were able to view from the conservatory at Culkein.