Thursday, 30 August 2012

Back with the camera.

I've been entertaining the kids for the past week or so and we've had some awesome encounters but no camera to hand. We got caught in the rain on the beach and headed back to the bus and a Golden Eagle flew over us as close as you like, an Otter spotted from the back seat while driving along at 30mph, some awesome WT Eagle encounters plus Adders, butterflies, dragonflies - it's been brilliant!
An exclusive tour was a good way to get back in the saddle with the main focus being White-tailed Eagles. We started with a bang with a juvenile WT Eagle on the nest and then the adult male brought some food to the youngster before settling in a tree. We went for a closer look and got the bird in flight again - awesome!
As we left the area we picked up a couple of RB Merg and a group of four Greenshank.
We filled a bit of time with many Buzzards, Meadow Pipit, Northern Wheatear and Common Seals etc. A Golden Eagle was seen but the views were brief, another view of the bird on the ground then it was gone. Another Golden Eagle flew around at low level in front of us before being joined by the first bird.
As we were leaving the area two WT Eagle flew over us. A Common Lizard performed well in front of the camera...
...but the Adder that showed well to start with turned camera shy!
Another couple of female Hen Harrier in the afternoon, plenty of Stonechat around, Skylark, Twite and Rock Dove.
One last Hen Harrier, with the sun shining on it, was superb. There was plenty of other things seen through the day and we had a group of five Mountain Hares too.


Anonymous said...

Stunning shots! Especially love the giant ginger rabbit! ;-)

Bryan Rains said...

Thanks for the appreciation - you can't beat a giant ginger rabbit.