Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Blending In?

While out walking today I caught this pair trying to blend in with the Rape flowers.

Yellow Wagtail (motacilla flava)

Yel Wag 1

Yel Wag 2
Male

Yel Wag 3
Female

Yel Wag 4
Male…having a quick fluff up of his feathers.

Yel Wag 5
Photo shoot over…time to go!

21 comments:

ADRIAN said...

That is bloody fantastic.
What a series of shots.
I have always thought you were out for perfection. This is spot on.
What do I have to look forward to tomorrow?
Okay most likely nothing but we were both brought up in industries that didn't allow for off days.
keep them coming.

Frank said...

A very nice find Trevor. A species that is still to appear on my patch list ... wishful thinking.

The Herald said...

Thanks Adrian, I don't know about the perfection?
You realise this is a bit of a departure for me...posting photo's on the same day as they were taken?...it won't last.
Don't know about tomorrow yet maybe Damsel and Dragonflies or Butterflies...[;o)

Thank you Frank. Yeh, right time right place I guess.
Keep looking, you never know!...[;o)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

How great to spot these birds in all that yellow, you seem to have got quite close on one or two of the shots.


peter

The Herald said...

Peter, I thought they were Skylarks when I first spotted them (there were lots about) but on the second look I started to get excited!..lol.
I slowly edged closer and closer to get the last few shots with the 100-400 lens...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Good for you, the Yelloow Wagtails are excellent find, especially with yellow background.

The Herald said...

Thank you Bob...[;o)

Carole M. said...

fabulous scene for your bird photography Trevor; lovely captures of what is known more commonly here as canola

The Herald said...

Thanks Carole...[;o)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Trevor Wow! Don't think I would have spotted those birds in the rape field. That was great spotting and then wonderful shots of them. Are you talents endless! Waiting now for the dragonflies etc!!! Keep hunting.

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor... Fantastic!! Can you find the birds in this picture sort of thing!!
The colors are bright and cheery, and makes those lovely birds pop!!

Grace

The Herald said...

Thanks Margaret, talent!...what's that? I think they found me, more than I found them! Still working on the damsels and dragons...only a few about at the moment!....[;o)

Hi Grace...thank you. They were a lucky find...[;o)

Roy Norris said...

Lovely images in a colourful setting Trevor.
I especially like the third one down.

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy...[;o)

douglas mcfarlane said...

What a great chance to grab some yellowwags I really like the rape field it's in I bet they were almost invisible.
I like the flight shot.

The Herald said...

Douglas, once again it's a case of right place, right time! I probably wouldn't have spotted them if they'd have sat still. I thought they were Skylarks at first, they were quite mobile!...[;o)

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic birds to see... Superb images

The Herald said...

Thanks Andrew...[;o)

Stewart M said...

Yellow on yellow - thats a nice picture.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

holdingmoments said...

Great find and captures Trev.

Top flight shot at the end.

The Herald said...

Thanks Stewart...[;o)

Cheers Keith, I'm not so sure that they didn't find me?...lol!...[;o)