Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Grey Partridge. This male of a pair gave fantastic views and were a great sketching subject in Rogerstown last weekend. Both fed along the edge of a crop field and seemed unconcerned by me. Hope to get out again for some more painting soon, the area looks fantastic and with all the management over recent months I am sure it will only get better. The young Peregrine below was another great subject. It spent the morning preening and enjoying the morning sun opposite the south hide. With the 60x scope it was possible to see all the detail. I can never get enough of birds of prey when they show this well!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This was one of my better shots of the water rail from U.C.D. last week. Was tricky to get a shot in the open as it moved so quickly and there was very little light. Have dozens of blurred shots of this bird!