Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tree Pipit (digiscoped)

One of several John Saunders and I saw at Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, last Sunday, while looking for the Short-toed Eagle.

Acid Dragonflies, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Brilliant Emerald
Keeled Skimmer
Female Beautiful Demoiselle
Emperor ovipositing
Small Red Damselflies
Finally, a spider with a taste for damselfies...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bearded Tit family, Neusiedl am See

I would have loved more time to photograph this mixed family party of about 10 birds, but breakfast was calling and the bus would soon be waiting to take participants in the Zeiss Victory SF launch out to the further field for a bit of quality birding...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Great Bustards, eastern Austria

A life tick for me. Simply wonderful birds. The male was displaying to three females, all of which eventually flew off. Then we spotted another male in a field a few hundred metres away, also turning himself, apparently in vain and to nobody...