I have been rather busy recently and hence the delay in getting another of these put together. The weather improved as we moved to spring and so I am able to take the camera out more. The mornings get lighter and the evenings darker and the wildlife are busy setting about spring time activities.
March and April were both good months for spotting the local wild deer. The are easily spooked so always a challenge to get a shot before they see either the dogs or myself and then I have the dilemma depending on how close they are as to whether I think I should grab the dogs in case they think about chasing (which they have never done yet) or get the image!
These deer were in the fields beyond Letcombe Regis. A young stag in the middle.
These deer were near the Ridgeway near Letcombe Regis.
These images were taken on a walk on the outskirts of Hendred.
This herd was seen on a walk on the Ridgeway near Letcombe Regis. A lovely group of young stags! It was a shame the rape was not in full bloom!
I spotted this single deer near Letcombe Regis… those living locally may recognise the landscape.
Birds of Prey
Not a very exciting collection of images but I am always in awe of any Bird of Prey and could watch them for hours. These kites were taken around Letcombe Regis.
Kestrels are very shy little birds so I am always please if I mange to get some images. This one was hiding in the blossom on the way into the Nature reserve, Letcombe Regis.
This one was on the road to Letcombe Basset near College Farm…
Occasionally I see Kestrels around the recreation ground in Letcombe Regis, but they are quick to fly off when you see them. This one was in one of the trees near the football pitch.
This one was perched on the Cricket Sight screen on the recreation ground.
This next picture was a rare caputure I have never seen one on the ground before looking for carrion. Taken by the Cricket Pitch on the recreation ground.
There always a lot of Canada Geese around the village. Sadly I have not seen any goslings this year. Taken behind the Recreation Ground.
Taken at the pond on the Deer Farm.
Robins, again very shy birds but so beautiful and such lovely calls. Both images taken near the deer farm.
I see Yellow Hammers every year but this year I have not seen so many and they take flight quickly when they see you coming. Such a colourful bird.
Thurshes are again very shy birds but also very graceful… this was taken on the recreation ground.
Partridges, lovely beautiful birds, very good at hiding and very shy….
The Solar Eclipse 2015
A major event for March… images taken from my garden.
St Andrews Church in Letcombe Regis had a new roof and looked very smart this spring with the Daffodils.
Coming out of Winter and looking a bit scruffy with mud covered winter coats. I always look forward to the arrival of the newborn calfs.
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