Female Kestrel With Her Dinner

2021 hasn’t been a great start for me personally, with the ANAC delaying the EU-wide Drone regulations and then the issues surrounding shipping products to the UK. However, here is something that certainly cheered me up.

It’s a fresh edit of a shot of a female Common Kestrel with a mouse that I shot back in 2015 in Worcestershire, England. With processing software becoming far more advanced in the last 5 years, I took a new approach at processing this image.

I’m sure you’ll agree, she’s a stunner! Fancy her on your wall, then she is available to purchase in print.

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Morning Dog Walk: A Trip To Ludo

I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

This mornings Wally walk was different, Emma (my better half) is visiting the UK, so after dropping her at the airport we headed to Ludo right at the western end of the runway for a walk.

We saw many species of bird life as you’d expect from being inside the Ria Formosa park. The biggest joy was watching an Osprey searching for food. It was around an hour before it finally swooped down and caught a large fish, unfortunately, well out of reach of the camera.

I did manage to grab this shot of her, I think it’s a female due to the large size of the body.

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Kingfisher and Kestrel from a day in Worcestershire

On Tuesday I spent the day on a Nikon School Day with pro Chris Gomersall near Droitwich in Worcestershire.

The first hide was to capture a Little Owl coming to feed on some Mealworms, however, this wasn’t successful, although we heard it’s distinctive call in the tree above the hide, it never came down to feed.

Next up was the Kingfisher hide where we had 4 visits from a young Female, fantastic to get so close to this stunning bird and here’s a few shots from that session.

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Young Female Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Waiting, watching – D810, AF-S 500mm f/4 @ 500mm, f/8, ISO1100, 1/400sec – {Flickr Link}

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