There was a bit of a baby bird fest going on here. Linnets, Blue Tits and Whitethroats making the most of the warm evenings.
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Bringing up one youngster is not easy, but twins are a little more difficult. Tonight I went out to get a better shot of yesterdays Roe kid, and I came across this trio. Now I'm a big lad, but I must admit I got a bit of a lump in my throat. This reminded me too much of the last set of twins I got to know. Fingers crossed for these two.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
An early start this morning meant I stumble across this little family scene. I managed to watch from a distance for quite a while, (this is a bit of a crop), but I just couldn't get the focus right. Great to see though and this will do as a record shot.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
A couple of good walks today but the weather, although dry was not great for photographs. The sky was too white for landscapes but there was very little light under the trees for the birds. Plenty to see and hear though so I can't really complain. Whitethroats were everywhere.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
It was a little bit too windy for the shots I wanted to take today, the macro barely had a look in. No complaints though, the walk from Swanage over the hill to Studland is always good. Following the cliff path past Old Harry and the Pinnacles give incredible views across sea.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
I got too close to this Sika. She was in the gloom of the woodland and I didn’t see her until it was too late. I backed off to a safe distance, took a shot and left her alone. I always try to steer clear of the fawns, as any disturbance can scare the mother off for good. The sound of the youngster crying for its mother is terrible.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
These two shots together really highlight the differences between our natural Roe and the imported Sika. Both are beautiful animals, but the Roe are just a little bit special. This was one of five seen tonight, plus the Sika and a family of foxes. Not a bad evening, although it was a little murky.
This is a young male Sika deer and I have been trying to get a shot for a little while. The South West corner of the Isle of Purbeck is usually a Sika-free zone, but not any more. Fingers crossed that this doesn't affect the very small population of Roe that we have.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Saturday, 5 June 2010
I am far from being an expert on little blue butterflies, but I think this is a Common Blue. There were quite a few of these about (hence the name I suppose), as well as several Adonis and Small Blues. I find these a lot more difficult to photograph than Deer that's for sure.
It is easy to disappear for a while on a bright, warm, sunny day. Just leave the well worn paths that spider along the cliffs and take the animal tracks. All of a sudden the world changes and time has no meaning. Somewhere in the distance, there is a pint and a pasty waiting for me so if you don't mind I'll crack on and see if I can take pictures of creatures other than deer and Foxes. Cheers to a grand Saturday.
Friday, 4 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
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