Sunday, 22 February 2015

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015

OOP North.

Down South.

First and Worst

My first ever bird photograph taken using a 35mm compact film camera though an Optolyth scope in July1999 A Great- white egret i found at Bothal pond later relocated to Longhirst flash.

And the worst, i found this Barn Owl at St Marys in the top willows, an escaped bird. It was starving to death in the midst of plenty as it did not know how to feed itself.

It was rescued and found to be very underweight, such a shame such lovely creatures are kept captive for personal pleasure or financial gain.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Otters on Ice

Trip to Big Waters today, the lake was frozen and the wildfowl clustered together on the ice.  Alarm calls spoke of a predator about,and sure enough a pair of Otters skipped across the ice, none of the birds took to the skies

Good mix of birds today with a few Yellowhammers showing well, and a single Pinkfoot in among the Greylag,large  numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, and Coot, and a few Fieldfare.

Quick check on Killy Lake on the way home, everything squashed into the only bit of unfrozen water.