Sunday, 26 July 2015

Preening Kingfisher

Here are a few shots taken in sequence of the juvenile bird preening, this is of course an essential part of the Kingfisher's life as they have to take care of their feathers, one thing they do not want is to become water logged....that would spell disaster for them.

  And when that is over with yet more

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Friday, 24 July 2015

Caught out

Got told of a pair of Little Owl's in a stone building only 5 minutes from were I live. Anyway got in position and gave it nearly 3 hours, just as I was starting to pack things up I caught some movement through the corner of my eye over the Barley field I was stood in.

Once I had got all my senses onto what I was looking at the bird was almost on top of me, talk about taking me by surprise...............

And off it went as quick as it came Thanks for looking

Monday, 20 July 2015

Something completely different!!!!!

As the title suggests this is as far away from wildlife as I have ever been, photographically I mean!!!!

Got invited up to Doncaster by two great guys Trevor and Glyn to have a go at photographing a round of the BRITISH JET SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

I enjoyed it so much I went again on Sunday.

Not sure of what to expect I was a bit more than taken back a little when you see some of these guys and girls going past you at 60 - 70 mph, no wander they have full body kits on.

After about the first two memory cards I started to get the hang of things, talk about being out of my comfort zone this sports photography lark is something else, someone did say to me "well at least you know they are going to turn up"!!!!!!!!!!

The good thing about it was that you did not have to worry about your background.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Brown Hare......with a difference!!

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a good friend of mine who is the farm manager of a couple of large farms close to where I live.

" You have to come up here Alan we got one hell of a funny Rabbit"! And that's how the conversation started.

Now over the years if there is one thing I have learnt is not to drop everything and rush to wherever only if you know the person knows what he or she is talking about, however with that in mind and a couple of questions later I was soon heading out.

And just has I had been told there it was, but not a Rabbit but a Brown Hare ...but different why; well it had a brown head brown bottom but in the middle it was all white!!!

After speaking to people in the know it turns out to be best described as a 'genetic mutation' and nothing to other things that have been mentioned on social media sites!!

Hares in general keep themselves to themselves and only usually come into contact with one another during breeding; however this Hare does find it hard to mix with any other Hare and whilst I have watched it now for several weeks I do tend to worry a bit for it's future.

Only time will tell....................... enjoy the pictures.

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