Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Canadian Gold

I was fortunate to arrive at a scene where these Canada Geese goslings were being watched by their parents as they fed on grass. Unfortunately I was only able to get a few shots of them amongst the perfect setting of daisies before some idiot with a loose dog came along and frightened them on to the lake.










The more vocal amongst the goslings were having a lot to say about everything.














Sunday, 14 May 2017

More Swallows

More Swallow images.

You can observe from the first image that the bird has mud on its beak and is in the process of nest building. 
The images were taken on a rail bridge which runs over a river and the pair are nesting under the bridge.





















Friday, 12 May 2017

Spot Focus the Whitethroat

Whitethroats tend to sit in amongst the foliage of hedgerows or occasionally partially excluded on top. 
They never make it easy to get a clear shot though.
This was an exercise in Spot focussing.


Check out the fly in the photo below, he really is pushing his luck.






Thursday, 11 May 2017

Red and White

Two more first sightings of the season.
I found this Red Admiral along a river bank where I would normally expect to find this species. 
This one is most likely to have arrived recently on migration from Southern Europe, although there have been reports of a few overwintering in UK. I only got a few shots of it before it disappeared.


This Large White below (A first Brood female) is the first of this species I have observed this year.
I was fortunate as it came along just before I decided to leave and return home.