While in Bedfordshire I nipped into The Lodge, with the intention of getting some Green Woodpecker photos - again. After standing like a lemon for nearly an hour with a few sighting of the Green Woodies, I had no pictures. Getting fidgety and thinking about making a move, I heard a Hobby in the wood behind me. I watched from where the sound came, a Green Woody flew to the right and a Hobby flew straight towards me, it landed about 40 yards away in the shade.
The Hobby flew over the valley, I followed and got a few shots of it on various perches - at one point there were 3 Hobbies together - I assume 2 young harrassing an adult to be fed.
- Colin Severs
- I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
I found 2 families of Little Owl - heard another group and 2 families of Barn Owl all within a mile of each other - in fact a Little Owl family has been raised next to the Barn Owl nest tree. So a good 3 hours watching these birds in action
The Little Owls were quite distracting when waiting for some other Barn Owls to appear, and it was so hard I actually missed the Barny as it came out of its hole and it flew down the hedgeback hunting
Wednesday, 2 July 2014