Monday, October 27, 2014

one more

Rough-legged Buzzard

and the better shots -- can always be improved upon but well worth the bridge toll today

bird in habitat shots

a few Rough-legged Buzzard shots

I was lucky enough to be at UEA during the 1973 and 1974 Rough-leg invasions into East Anglia and the species quickly  became one of my favourite birds -- it did seem like we saw Rough-legs every time we went out for two winters on the trot -- Walberswick was my favourite location and famously we counted 10 Rough-legs hovering over the surrounding hills and marshes at one time on November 10th 1974 a rather special day -- but having seen well over 100 in the UK and a fair few in Scandinavia I have never come across one quite as tame as this juv in Yorkshire -- shame about the could but beggars and all that

juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard

raptors don't come much better than this in spite of the light

Sunday, October 26, 2014

a few more Pink-feet

Red Fox

as I was sitting in the car watching the geese this fox came down the field edge towards me -- took a while before it sussed out a vehicle was blocking its route