Had a week off without the offspring last week:wiggle: and took the time to have a few walks and look at some birdies. Amazing how much there was to see close to home
Now of course its all under a foot of snow
Rye Harbour was a lovely spot
Cuckmere , just west of Eastbourne was a lovely walk to the sea as well
Cup of hot soup under the coastguard cottages with this view was pretty much near bliss
Heart nealy stopped when a Kestrel perched about 100m away - I sort of ran to him, whilst trying not to scare him off, had about 7 seconds to take this so its not wonderfully composed but it was a real privalage to get as close as this
And then just as we had nearly completed our circuit the treat of the day
who should we see sunning himself by the side of the river?......
Beautiful little chap eh?
aww gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Lovely. :yes: Well done on the Kestrel shot. :thumbsup:
Brilliant photos - thanks Chris
jeez, superb as always, absolutely brilliant
Chris, you should be a wildlife photographer :yes: These are absolutely stunning mate. My Mum said the seal one looks like a postcard, she loves it :yes:
fab pics :thumbsup:
Love the one of the little guy sunning himself.
I take it that seeing Kestrels like that is rare?
Thanks for the kind words chaps, you really are being vey flattering Josh you should see the shots some people take !! All I can see is bits of grass in the way lol
John , raptors have been persecuted in Britain for many years and they are a relative rarity and have an instinctive mistrust of humans. kestrel numbers have dropped dramatically in recent years , bizzarly their main diet now is american mink which have bred like wildfire since they were released from fur farms by animal actinides, they have had a massively detrimental impact on the ecosystem.