Monday, June 20, 2022

Long-eared Owls and Woodcock

 More about being there and listening to the mix of Nightjar, Little, Tawny and Long-eared Owls, roding Woodcock and barking Muntjac 

a sound recording is on my website here Long-eared Owl calls












Saturday, June 18, 2022

Beautiful Demoiselle and Variable damselfly

searched for Variable Damselflies on the River Eau last week but could only find two males; water quality in the river looked pretty poor and the banks had been dredged over-winter so little bank side vegetation left - then took a small detour on the way back from Wykeham to Forge Valley where I finally connected with Beautiful Demoiselles the first I had seen for about 35 years! All taken as usual with the Canon R6 and the RF 100-400 lens  











Monday, June 13, 2022

Water Rail and chicks

 Not that often that you get to see Water Rail chicks out in the open and for good reason they are a target for many predators -- little black fluff balls with their ivory coloured bills they are mainly legs and can run really fast even at a few days of age 
















Thursday, June 02, 2022