A quick catch-up from the last couple of weeks or so. The recent Spring weather has allowed plenty of opportunities to get out and about including several hikes up Pendle.
I’d love to watch and photograph Hares boxing. A couple of weeks ago I came close to achieving this when I spotted a pair chasing each other in a local field. Unfortunately when I arrived on the scene I guess I missed the boxing as the female wasn’t playing too hard to get. In the 45 minutes or so I had resting my camera on a drystone wall these two mated twice. Both times I captured the final throe of passion so to speak..
The same morning I was treated to a Tawny Owl perched on a tree branch. The light wasn’t great, the iso on my Nikon D7000 was at 6400 for this shot…
I managed to get round to the front of the Owl in better light, this one iso 1800. I think I prefer the previous image looking through the twigs and branches rather than having them cluttering the background..
Next up, a Nuthatch obliging with a classic pose..
On the way home, a definite sign of Summer, although one doesn’t make one as the saying goes..
Also, a recent brief encounter with a Barn Owl..
The recent hikes up Pendle have been rewarded with Ring Ouzel, a migrant thrush that shows up this time of year..
At the top of the hill…Raven..
Finally, a hunting Kestrel..
That’s more than enough images for one post, there’s many more and a shed load that need deleting from my hard drive. The weather for the weekend, surprise surprise, is to take a turn for the worse so at least I should get the chance to try and sort through them!