Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tuesday & Wednesday

A few shots from Burdon Moor, Far Pastures, Shibdon Ponds and Causey from the last couple of days.

Kestrel (Burdon Moor)


Its amazing Kestrels manage to hunt as other birds always harass them. Although in this case it appears to be the other way around (it wasn’t)

Red Kite

Buzzard. This and the Kite shot, taken at Far Pastures, where two Moorhen and Mallard were the only other birds seen on the pond

BHG. I’d been given the heads up that there were a few Bar-tailed Godwits at Shibdon unfortunately, when I got there they had gone.

Common Darter at the Causey


Light levels were really low at the Causey. ISO 2500, 1/50 at f4.5

Grey Wagtail

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Kibblesworth & Shibdon

First stop on Friday morning was Kibblesworth for Dragonflies. The only Dragonflies I saw were a couple of Black Darter but the dog walkers turned up so I left them to it and went to Shibdon Ponds again for Dragonflies. None around when I first got there but the Mallards kept me occupied for a while. First Dragonflies spotted were Common Darter then at least three Migrant Hawkers put on a show chasing each other around the pond and occasionally landing allowing me some photo opportunities.

Black Darter

Common Darter

Migrant Hawker

There were a few unusual Mallard around including this one.

Take off

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Scotland September 2016

My wife and I had a few days in Scotland last week. We were staying in a lovely cottage overlooking the battlefield of Killiecrankie, Lettoch Beag where we have stayed a few times. Most of the images you can see here were taken in or from the garden.


These little things are fast

A few different species of Bee on a Buddleia flower. I will have to start to try to identify Bees

House Martin. Still quite a few around

Meadow Pipit. Quite a few seemed to be flying south

Shaggy Ink Cap taken at the Heritage near Dunkeld

Juvenile Kestrel I thought at first, looking at its markings, it was a Hobby


Female Black Darter taken in the car park of Loch Kinnordy

Marsh Harrier Loch Kinnordy

Painted Lady

Red Admiral



Hovering Kestrel

This Robin was on this post every morning and late afternoon

Marsh Harrier Loch Kinnordy


Swallow. Only two flying while we were there