ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

MOSTLY MAMMALS. (O3/05/16)

I have been away for the weekend. The weather was par for a Bank Holiday, wet, cold, a bit dank and dismal but we had a good time.
This morning I went birding, it was a pleasant waste of time.
Whilst eating breakfast I noticed this stag doing likewise and chomping it's way through the willow tree. The dogs soon spotted it and chased it off.
We then went and sat in amongst the fallen trees. I was determined to get some proper Tree Creeper or Woodpecker pictures but we never saw a feather or foot of either.
We did see a couple of red Squirrels and a few Wrens the latter were too quick for me.
Yet another Spot The Bird.....A Blue Tit this time. I suspect these are as close as I'll get to Squirrels and birds with the dogs helping.
Tomorrow I'll have a wander into town if it's not raining. Enjoy the rest of the month.

24 comments:

  1. Happy May. You were deering too! Love the animal photos!

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    1. Marie, there are plenty of Roe deer here.

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  2. I stayed at home this weekend: not even a trip to town. I must look out some red squirrel photos. Not from Lewis of course. I think the only mammals I saw this weekend were a cat and three dogs. You do lead an exciting life.

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    1. Graham, it was exciting. I am getting old so a little variety is fun.

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  3. Iike the stag but what's with the daffodils they look huge!

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    1. Douglas, they do but I think it is just the camera compressing everything up. It's a normal sized Roe Deer.

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  4. Love the mammals you saw on your walk.

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    1. Margaret, I see them most days but unless I sit down quietly they run even further away.

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  5. Vaya has tenido un buen y viendo animales. El campo está precioso.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, los veo varias veces a la semana, pero que son hermosas.

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  6. Thats a good mixed grill for a morning stroll, i have never seen a Red Squirrel

    peter

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    1. Peter, they don't come out on wet days but there must be dozens of them here. A few Greys as well.

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  7. Nice to see the deer shots. My next door neighbour says he has seen a deer in his garden three times. I keep peeking but no sighting yet.
    I think you could have done with Big Bertha for the smaller mammals.

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    1. John, you wouldn't have a garden if deer got in. This lens is the same length....400mm. It's a couple of stops slower and not as sharp unless I get really close.

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  8. what a beautiful forest Adrian ! and you have catched so many animals
    very very nice

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    1. Marty it is beautiful but soon will be full of leaves and much darker.

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  9. A weekend away should not surprise me but I do I keep forgetting that you've been in the same place for quite a while. It certainly is a place of variety.

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    1. Pauline, I'm semi settled here. I miss the sea but not the wind and rain.

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  10. It must have been such a pleasant morning.

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  11. I'm blown away by the deer running, and the second picture of the squirrel. All great images, Adrian, but those two are amazing. (a word over-used by orange haired bozos these days). Good stuff!

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    1. Thanks Bill. The deer can be a pest but they are attractive.

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  12. Adrian, I think you have come up with a great definiton of birding - a pleasant waste of time!

    I've very much enjoyed your beautiful photos, and I see what Doug means about those daffs. Not sure that you explanation works, however. Although a long lens will compress distances and make things further away seem closer, but I'm not sure that a long lens can make daffs in the distance physically as large (i.e., as measured on the image) as something actually larger in the foreground. If you consider the image itself, rather than one's perception of the scene it depicts, the daffs on your image seem to measure pretty much the same height as the hoof to top of back of the deer measurement, which surely would indicate that the daffs were at least that height? Now I'm going to lie down as my brain hurts!

    Best wishes - - Richard

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    1. Richard, They are big daffodils but not that big. The ground does slope up a bit.

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