Friday, 22 February 2008

Back to Gigrin.

Whilst at Gigrin Farm in Powys recently to photo the Red Kite the opportunity to get Buzzard at close range also presented itself.

I'm always amazed at the colour variations of Buzzards. Here are a few examples. Note the presence of the Raven in this second shot, it seems to dwarf the Buzzard. I can't recall exactly where both were standing so it could just be an optical illusion but they do seem to be standing side by side.

The Colouring of the two in this and the next shot is slightly different, neither match the first two shots.

I may have given the impression in my recent post relating to Gigrin that I was bewitched only by the Kite. Hopefully this redresses the issue and shows that the Buzzards were awesome too.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Kites, kites, kites.

No pics today but just wanted to update with a report from Goring.

I am staying in Goring for the week and have already seen lots of Kites (red). The place that i am staying is surrounded by wildlife. The grounds have green woodpecker, nuthatch, and longtailed tits, all the usual woodland birds, and as a bonus regular visits by kite.

Unfortunately i did not expect to get much opportunity for photography so didn't fetch the kit, wish i had as not 2hrs ago during a lull between treatments i was out in the grounds and had a kite circling over me for about 10 minutes. He came down to about 50 or so feet. The photo opportunity was brilliant. The light was also great, an opportunity truly missed there.

I'm reliably informed that there are Barn Owl nearby too so hope to get a sighting of them before the week is out.

Hope that the weather is being kind to you all as well.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

What is it about sundays?

I sound like a stuck record, what another beautiful Sunday.

Due to family commitments i didn't get too much photography done today but did manage to get some half decent shots of Brambling at New Fancy.
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There were four of them together 2 males and 2 females, in with a dozen Chaffinch.
Didn't get to see any crossbill today but did see my first ever yesterday.
Won't be posting this week as i am away for the week. Catch up soon.