Sunday, July 22, 2012

2cy Hobby

catching damselflies on the local patch ----

flying Woodpigeons

Canon 1D4 and 300 2.8 II with 1.4x III

Common Buzzard

an adult watching me watching its 3 fledged young and one of the juvs


suffering inactivity due to recurring back complaint so a few just worked on from last week -- still working on the floor with the laptop unable to sit!

Ruddy Darters, Azure and Large Red Damselflies

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pochard and Tufted broods

it has been a pretty dire breeding season for wildfowl locally so finding three broods of 5, 5, and 7 Pochard and a 4 of Tufted yesterday was an improvement but shows how late some species are this year -- first broods of Pochard usually appear in the second week of May

juvenile Buzzard

one of a brood of 3 --

Hummingbird Hawk

a sunny, well sometimes sunny, day at last and a few dragons but not a lot -- very few butterflies apart from Ringlets and Meadow Browns then came across this Hummingbird Hawk moth feeding on the bugloss -- All shots Canon 1D4 and Canon 300 2.8 II

Monday, July 09, 2012

and a male Hobby

watching teh juv Swallows I was thinking about my favourite bird when the Hobby alert call went up and there was a local male chasing the flock -- it went off empty footed which was rather nice in some ways as I had been enjoying the juv Swallows! -- also had a juv Cuckoo this morning my first for a few years around here

male Kestrel