Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pole dancers.

Friday was a pleasant calm day full of midges in the morning but better when there was a bit of wind! The Short-eared Owl chicks put on a superb show - handsome beasts!
Posts were popular through the day with Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Buzzard and Hen Harrier all trying them out for size.
The female Hen Harrier was a treat but the male flying past was the icing on the cake.

The midges don't just bother us humans, they have a go at the deer too. I wish I could wiggle my ears like this!
There is only one thing to do and that is run away.
The sightings came thick and fast with WT Eagle, Otter, Golden Eagle, more Snipe and plenty of the common birds too. A family party of Raven provided a good finish to the day as one of the youngsters posed next to the motor.


Unknown said...

Superb set of photos!! Love the blog by the way, I check everyday, gathering info for my trip in September and can't wait!!

Bryan Rains said...

Cheers, Steve. Good luck with the trip.