20 October 2015

More peregrines and dunlins............




We were in Yakumo on Sunday and Monday.............


 The weather was lousy on Sunday but Monday was much better.

2 Peregrines were fighting, I missed getting a shot of them squabbling in the air but one flew right over my head................



There were 8 species of gull in Yakumo and Oshamanbe including some Kittiwake and my first Glaucous Gull of the winter. Several groups of swans were new arrivals and there were also 3 grey geese in the distance (Whitefronts I think) and 10 or so species of duck including my first Goldeneyes of the season. Still a few Dunlin around at Yakumo too.................


6 comments:

  1. Great captures of the peregrine. My best goshawk pic was when two were fighting. They let down their guard and ignore the humans who are watching. Still; you need to be on your toes to get such a superb picture in the wild.

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    1. I always arrive at those scenes about 10 seconds late, or (as was the case last winter) the birds fly behind an obstacle just as they clash).

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  2. Good fast focussing on the Peregrine, even if it was only rocketting over you! Bright light makes all the difference!

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    1. Thanks John, it was my first blue sky on a day off for quite a while...................

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