It has been far too long since I have been able to spent quality time with the Roe Deer. This is the second oldest buck and he is in very good shape. His main squeeze was quite nearby and she has had a healthy kid this year. There are several sets of twins this year so we may have a nicely growing population.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Everything seemed to be either eating or waiting to eat this afternoon. A family of Swallows, struggling with the breeze, kept having to land on a fence. The parents were never too far away and still managed to keep a supply of bugs coming.
Now I must admit, I am not totally at ease with spiders. But as this one was barely 4mm long I thought I would try and be brave. A Crab Spider I think, sat in a Bindweed flower waiting for lunch to pass by, still managing to look a little too menacing for my liking.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Little Egrets always seem to look bigger than they really are. Lovely to see though, but they do tend to be a little wary. This one was happy enough until a dog wandered along on the other side of the river.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
There is something a little 'other worldly' about Grasshoppers and Crickets. They are everywhere at the moment and I think I may be getting a new addiction. I can spend far too long lying in the grass trying to photograph these 'E.T.'s with the dogs getting more and more fed up.
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Gradually, the clouds disappear and the evening looks like it belongs to a completely different day. Apart from the sounds of the wind and the rasping crickets legs all was a little quiet. So it was up to one of my more regular models to step up to the lens.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
This is one of the new Kestrel kids on the block. They were both showing off today, practising there hunting skills on stones and being frightened by butterflies.
(to be honest, he wasn't angry, this was a yawn)
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
I was near this Heron for about half an hour I suppose, and every time it went for a fish it caught one. The look of concentration on his face while he scanned the water was just wonderful. I could have spent hours here.
(there is a pale 'flash' across the picture from top to bottom, this was a particularly annoying blade of grass that kept passing in front of the lens)
Monday, 5 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Safely attached to the Coastguard, this chap does look a little uncomfortable. And not just because of a broken ankle.
Next time, it would be nice if the rescue could take place with the Sun behind me. I'm not complaining, but it would be nice....
There was a calm along the cliffs this morning, helped by a soft light and a haze that sat just a few miles out to sea. Just a few days...
This morning's walk was grey with a wind that whipped up the sea into a churning field of white horses. Skies were grey and what Sun the...
For me there are fewer more wonderful creatures than snakes and on the Isle of Purbeck we are lucky enough to have all three of the UK's...
Walking along the cliffs in thick fog is different! All the parts that make up a usual wander are changed but not necessarily for the worst...