Latest News On The Moors




  Here's a few clips I took while sat waiting for a Buzzard to show..Typically the Buxzzard did'nt show but it was fun watching these charming little birds. Watch out for the swallow at the end........

   

 

 

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 Heres a selection of video clips taken on some of this years tours..Hope you enjoy...

 

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The Charming little Goldcrest. I rate this little bird as one of the most difficult subjects to photograph.They test both your patience and the camera & lens auto focus and tracking capabilities

as they never keep still,  constantly bobbing and weaving around either high in the tree tops or in thick cover like this Gorse bush. Its extremely rewarding when you are succesful though as the

picture below shows. This little bird is one of the less common residents around here but certainly one to watch out for......

 

Goldcrest

 

Lots of Fieldfares and Redwings about in the National Park this year. These cheerfull members of the Thrush family are charming little winter visitors often mixing together and also with Starlings.

This little redwing below kept me entertained as it got quite frustrated trying to remove the soil on the top of his beak after a food forage......

 

Redwing

 

 Nice to see the Buzzard again this morning with a bit of sunshine for a change...

 

Buzzard

 

It's nice to see some birds of prey on the moors. I've seen several Merlins lately, they really are charming little birds. But the bird that always gets me excitded when I see them is the Common Buzzard.

They are quite prolific at present. On a recent winter Grouse Tour when the weather had been particularily poor I managed a quick shot of this beauty below.

 

 

                           Through the mist & rain on a dismal winters afternoon a solitary Buzzard keeps watch ........

Buzzard

 

This lovely Sparrow Hawk suddenly landded perfectly in range for some lovely shots on a recent Tour,  it was a lovely suprise for everyone..

Sparrow Hawk

 

Well after an excursion in the snow only a few days ago we had a spell of glorious winter sun on the moors and spent a lovely couple of hours showing a client a pair of Stonechats that seem to be residents. The late aftternoon sun created perfect warm lighting and I grabbed a few shots myself. What charming lttle birds they are.

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Local wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer Amber came along on a Winter Grouse tour just in time to sample the first snow of the year. Bitterly  cold winds kept the birds on the low ground where Amber got some cracking images of Grouse a lovely Hare and Stonechats. Her first attempt at serious Wildlife Photography, she took to it like a duck to water and was soon quite at home using both the 300mm f 2.8 with 1.4 extender and the 500mm f4. We had a great day despite the cold and Amber sent me over a few of her favourite images from the day.

See them below with a picture of Amber herself enjoying the tour.

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