A couple of weekends ago I was planning to go to Dorset to find some raft spiders, but for various reasons I had to cancel that trip and instead I ended up in Yorkshire. The first day was spent up on the North York Moors and the date was the 12th of August, the start…
Last month on a trip to Scotland I climbed up Mount Cairngorm from the car park and came across some red grouse. A couple posed nicely sometimes on rocks. Some stayed on the heather
On a recent trip to Sheppey, I found these Red legged partridges.
As well as a capercaillie, I managed to see ptarmigan a couple of times (see link below). I came across a pair on Cairngorm.
Back in March I was lucky enough to see a capercaillie that posed for photos. I got some photos of the capercaillie in the woods too.
On Saturday morning I headed reasonably early to Elmley Marshes. The drive in was pretty quiet except for a few yellow wagtails until I reached an area with a field that had much shorter vegetation. Here were a number of hares, which wherereachable with my Pentax 300mm and 1.7x convertor combo. One decided to have…
A few photos I took of red grouse on my way home from the Cairngorms back in March, the route for which just so happened to take us through a good spot for them.
In Kefalonia we came across a rock partridge. It had some youngsters with it!
Driving to Glen Shee, we passed plenty of red grouse and we stopped to photograph an number of those in photographic postions. I managed to get one making that fantastic call. A few were wandering around the ski resort car park. We also passed a golden plover, which I managed one ok photo of.
One of the species I wanted to see in Scotland was ptarmigan. These are a bird of mountain tops in the UK and it usually it would have involved walking through snow to get them in March, but the record warm weather meant there was little snow about so easier walking. Unfortunately it also meant…