Thursday, 13 June 2013

A SELECTION OF RECENT IMAGES





Over the last couple of days I've made a start on that enviable job of sorting through, and processing, the backlog of images that I've taken on recent outings!...


Here's a few that I think are worthy of posting!



Taken on May 30th. at RSPB Minsmere Marsh in Suffolk, this Hobby was putting on a spectacular display as it hawked for insects over the Reed beds before deciding to pose for a photo call on a branch just outside the hide window.





A quick reaction shot of a Little Ringed Plover as it skimmed low over the water at RSPB Titchwell  in Norfolk on June 6th.





We thought the behaviour of this Redshank a little odd as it was making lots of noise as it circled low over our heads, until we heard some 'cheeping' coming from the bottom of the nearby Reeds and realised we were being 'warned off' from the chicks that were hidden there!







This Grey Heron looked the picture of decorum  until it spotted me approaching  and made a rather unglamorous exit...April 10th. Grand Union Canal towpath  beside  Marsworth Reservoir  in Buckinghamshire. 






18 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor....As usual stunning shot's!!
Great ones of the Hobby which looks so much like our Amer. Kestrel sitting in the post !! Beautiful bird!!
Love those flight shot's of the Redshank ..you wasn't throwing rocks at it to get it all riled up where you using the chicks for an explanation ? ; ))
Best of all is that "Fluffy Butt" Heron take off!!

Have a great one
Grace

The Herald said...

Hi Grace...You're very kind..thank you.
Your A.Kestrel does look much like our Hobby, I think the Hobby is a bit more showy though with it's smart red trousers (pants!)
That Redshank, and it's mate, didn't need any help from me they were getting nicely 'fired up' all by themselves!
Not the Heron's beat side was it?...[;o)

ADRIAN said...

Grand shots one and all but the Redshank is perfect.

The Herald said...

Thanks Adrian...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots, my fave is the Redshank, really superb.

The Herald said...

Thank you Bob...[;o)

Roy Norris said...

Very worthy Trevor. Nice to get the Hobby and brilliant Redshank flight shots.

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy...[;o)

douglas mcfarlane said...

The Hobby shots are an instant favourite as it's my favourite bird..ever. The Redshank behaviour shots are great they often display to other females like that too.

The Herald said...

Hobbies sure are beautiful birds to see Douglas especially when they're, as this one did, showing off their agility in the air as they hawk for insects.
The Redshank pair had an ongoing job there as the chicks were hidden close to the road/footpath!...they went into full protection/diversion mode every time someone walked by!...[;o)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Lovely Redshank shots Trevor, it looks like a water colour painting.

peter

The Herald said...

Thanks Peter...[;o)

Carole M. said...

a lovely series; each a wonderful species in its own right and you got such wonderful photographs of them

The Herald said...

Carole, thank you for your very kind comments, they are much appreciated...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Finally catching up Trevor.

That Hobby in flight is a cracker; much better than my effort. The Redshanks ain't too shabby either lol

The Herald said...

Thanks Keith, I was quite pleased with the Hobby shot, even though more than a little luck was involved!!...[;o)

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Trevor, love the ones of the Hobby! The departure of the Heron was rather unseemly and compounded by the fact that it looked like it was wearing a pair of red stiletto shoes in the last photo!! :-)

The Herald said...

Thanks Jan. Yeh, just a bit of luck involved with the first Hobby shot...lol.
Not sure about the red Stilettos!...not in my field of expertise I'm afraid!!...[;o)