Friday, May 25, 2018

Light and a male Hobby

back home to the mediocre light

Tree Pipit display

 Black Terns into challenging overhead sun

 Med Gull

 Cuckoo fly-by
 drake Common Scoter on the local pits -- never seen the bright orange base to the bill contrast with the yellow

 first Broad bodied Chaser of the year
 Pair of Hairy Dragonflies


Little Stints

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2cy Montagu's Harriers

a really cracking and obvious 2cy male was hunting locusts on the barley fields -- a second bird in what appears to be juvenile plumage had me head scratching at a distance but when I found it closer early one morning it was obviously a Monties but according to DF's tome the yellow iris should mean its a 2cy male rather than a female as I first assumed -- cannot seem to identify the locust species but in one image there are clear small red spots in the insects larger wings