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Recent raptors

Here are some raptors all from Thorney Island over the last month the surprise was the Barn owl and pleased with a couple of shots but will be back for better ones, I have also messed with the images in Photoshop for different styles. Seen  regularly are the Short-eared owls up to 3 at a time they have always pretty much stayed distant so photos not the best or what I am looking for especially as they will be making their way north soon, Weather on Sunday looking best for this weekend so may try then.

Kestrel

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Short-eared owls

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Barn owl

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Latest moths 19th Feb 2018

Sorry been really negligent but not putting anything on here for ages, anyway here are some moths the only ones so far this year from the only nights trapping I have done so far. What with the forecast for the coming week it wont be out any time soon.

Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)

Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica).

Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)

Ypsolopha ustella

Ypsolopha ustella

Sussex Saturday 17th

Had a day out with my mate John looking for mainly Hawks and Owls with Hares thrown in and was not disappointed with the quantity just the photography could have been better anyway can always try again here is a selection of Short-eared owls, Buzzards, Red kite, Kestrel and Hare. A buzzard is carrying what we think is a mole and a Kite with a Rabbit/Hare leg

Red kiteRed kite 3Red kite 2Red kite 1KestrelHareBuzzard

Short-eared owlShort-eared owl 6Short-eared owl 5Short-eared owl 4Short-eared owl 3Short-eared owl 2Short-eared owl 1

 

 

 

Wimborne Dorset 6th Feb 2018

Went with a friend to Dean Mason’s Wildlife photography hide You will recognise his great picture in this years country file calendar you can find him at ( http://www.deanmasonwildlifephotography.co.uk/). The aim for the morning was to get a better chance of the Bullfinch and really not disappointed with 2-3 visitors very regularly along with many other bird species, here is a selection from the morning with the Treecreeper the only exception which was from Denny wood on the way back home.

Bullfinch

Bullfinch 1Bullfinch 2Bullfinch 3Bullfinch 4Bullfinch 5Bullfinch 6Bullfinch

Great tit

Great tit

Blue tit

Blue tit 1

Blue tit

Coal tit

Coal tit

Nuthatch

Nuthatch 1

Nuthatch 2

Nuthatch

Treecreeper

Treecreeper

Robin

Robin

 

 

Denny wood and Romsey 2nd Feb 2018

Lots here again but difficult to choose between them, all from the same haunts but as they offer the best opportunities why not. Really pleased to get a good shot of a Treecreeper at last and I think I have improved on my Hawfinch shots. The Bullfinch is probably my next target species to improve on which won’t be difficult when you see the picture. Anyway enjoy as there will be no Mothing this week looking at the weather which I annoying me a bit now as the trap has only been out twice in 3 months.

Bullfinch

Bullfinch

Coal tit

Coal tit

Treecreeper

Treecreeper

Treecreeper 7

Treecreeper 6

Treecreeper 5

Treecreeper 4

Treecreeper 2

Treecreeper 1

Great spotted woodpecker

Great spotted woodpecker

Nuthatch

Nuthatch.

Nuthatch 1

Hawfinch

Hawfinch.

Hawfinch 4

Hawfinch 3

Hawfinch 2

Hawfinch 1

Starling

Starling

30th Jan 2018 mostly birds

Here is another batch of pictures from Denny wood and Blashford lakes, really pleased with a few of the photo’s, especially the Woodpecker and Nuthatch.

Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Rabbit

Rabbit

Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Marsh tit (Poecile palustris)

Marsh tit (Poecile palustris)

House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Great tit (Parus major)

Great tit (Parus major)

Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). 1Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) 3Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) 2

No idea what goose this is partial albino/cross breed ???

Goose

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blashford Lakes 26th Jan 2018

More birds I’m afraid as the weather still not settled enough for the moth trap to be put out. What with rain most of today probably not worth putting out tonight. Anyway here are a selection from Blashford lakes taken yesterday. Met some new faces and some old friends so worth sitting in the hide for the 5 hours or so.

Blue tit, Great tit & Long-tailed tit

Blue tit

Blue tit - 1

Great tit - 1

Great tit - 2

Great tit

Long-tailed tit - 1

Long-tailed tit

Brambling

Brambling

Brambling - 2

Brambling - 1

Reed Bunting – Male & Female

Reed Buntinng - Male

Reed Buntinng - Female

Dunnock

Dunnock

Siskin

Siskin